Author Topic: Blue sky day on Slieve Bernagh and Slieve Meelmore  (Read 1287 times)

henryb

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With another sunny week-end in the Mournes, Saturday's walk saw me take in two of the higher summits, Slieve Bernagh and Meelmore. Starting from Meelmore lodge car park I made my way to the Hares Gap via the Trassey track. Turning right, I followed the course of the Mourne wall to the summit of Bernagh. Bernagh is the 4th highest mountain in the Mournes and is very recognizable from afar with its twin peaks. I descended the western side of the mountain to the colony Bernagh shares with Meelmore. The walk became a lot rockier underfoot as I made my way to Slieve Meelmore's summit. Meelmore is the 7th highest in the range. I descended off the beaten track in between the Happy valley and Trassey track. The descent was the first and will be the last time ;D  as the foot trail peters out to craggy rock faces which required careful negotiation. I was glad when I eventually reached the Mourne way back to Meelmore lodge where I enjoyed a coffee in the cafe. Total distance was nearly 9 km.


Bernagh from Trassey Track:
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Hares Gap:
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Donard, Commedagh, Beg, Cove and Chimney from ascent of Bernagh:
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From Lamagan to Knochchree:
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Binnian, Ben Crom and Bernagh:
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Silent Valley, Doan and Lough Shannagh:
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Lough Shannagh from Bernagh:
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The highest Mournes from Bernagh:
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Bernagh from Meelmore:
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Donard, Commedagh, Corragh, Slievenaglogh from Meelmore:
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Meelbeg, Doan and Silent Valley:
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Meelbeg, Doan, Ben Crom and Binnian from Meelmore:
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Meelmore's western ridge:
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Fofanny reservoir from descent of Meelmore:
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Tullymore:
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Slieve Croob:
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April

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Re: Blue sky day on Slieve Bernagh and Slieve Meelmore
« Reply #1 on: 21:18:47, 20/05/18 »
Super pics Henry, we had a glorious weather weekend in the Lake District again too  O0
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

beefy

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Re: Blue sky day on Slieve Bernagh and Slieve Meelmore
« Reply #2 on: 09:56:01, 21/05/18 »
Nice pics as usualhenry  O0
I'm glad I didn't have to build that wall ;D
DRIP COFFINS  :D

Ridge

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Re: Blue sky day on Slieve Bernagh and Slieve Meelmore
« Reply #3 on: 11:00:12, 21/05/18 »
Lovely pics Henry  O0  I think it was a stunning weekend everywhere.
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

henryb

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Re: Blue sky day on Slieve Bernagh and Slieve Meelmore
« Reply #4 on: 20:38:01, 23/05/18 »
Thanks for replies everyone :)  The wall stretches for 22 miles :)

adalard

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Re: Blue sky day on Slieve Bernagh and Slieve Meelmore
« Reply #5 on: 08:02:44, 25/05/18 »
Great photos, Henry, as always.  O0

henryb

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Re: Blue sky day on Slieve Bernagh and Slieve Meelmore
« Reply #6 on: 21:14:25, 25/05/18 »
Thanks adalard :)