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henryb

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Silent Valley walk
« on: 21:01:47, 04/02/18 »
With cloud encircling the higher Mournes, I opted for a low level valley walk yesterday in the Mournes. I didn't fancy a woodland walk so I drove past Donard Forest to the Silent Valley reservoir. The Silent Valley is my favourite low level walk in the Mournes. The entire walk is on a tarmac path. It is a 'to there and back again' walk. Leaving the car park I headed up to the reservoir which affords a great view across to Slievenaglogh. There is actually two Slievenagloghs in the Mournes. The SV one is the better one ;D  It was quite windy as I made my way to Ben Crom Reservoir. Doan was covered in cloud but Ben Crom was cloud free. After reaching the half way point at the reservoir I simply retraced my steps back to the start. Total distance was 5 miles taking two hours.


Slievenaglogh:
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Slievenaglogh:
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Beginning the walk:
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Slievenaglogh's buttresses:
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Silent Valley path:
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Ben Crom reservoir:
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Ben Crom reservoir:
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Ben Crom mountain:
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Path up to Ben Crom reservoir:
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Slievenaglogh:
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Doan and Ben Crom:
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Slievenaglogh:
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Wee Binnian:
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Slievenagore:
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One last look at Slievenaglogh:
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Ridge

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Re: Silent Valley walk
« Reply #1 on: 08:05:09, 05/02/18 »
Another set of great pics Henry.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

April

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Re: Silent Valley walk
« Reply #2 on: 12:31:49, 05/02/18 »
Nice pics henry  O0
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adalard

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Re: Silent Valley walk
« Reply #3 on: 15:43:06, 05/02/18 »
Great photos, Henry - it looks so peaceful there, though the waves on the water give away that it must have been quite breezy!


The buttresses are really impressive.

henryb

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Re: Silent Valley walk
« Reply #4 on: 18:34:22, 05/02/18 »
Thanks April, Ridge and Adalard :)  Hopefully, the next set of photos shall include Ullswater from Helvellyn or Coniston Water from Wetherlam :D , on the lake district tab ;D