Author Topic: Slieveban/Slievemartin/Knochshee: spectacular day in the southern Mournes  (Read 1435 times)

henryb

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With forecasters predicting better visibility in the southern Mournes yesterday, I headed for Rostrevor forest park. The forest park has a good car park which is very busy on sunny days. I walked through the forest towards Slieveban, my first peak of the day. Slieveban is one of my top five summits in the Mournes with its breath-taking views across Carlingford Lough. During my last visit to this region, I decided I would take in Knockshee at a later date. Instead of following the fence to Slievemeen, I headed cross country style to Knockshee where I followed grassy track to the summit. Upon reaching the summit, views opened up of the eastern Mournes and Slieve Foye. Knockshee has no connecting ridges to any mountain apart from Slievemartin so the return route was a formality. I had lunch on Slievemartin before descending through Kilbroney forest on a cycle trail followed by a minor road back to the main car park. Total distance was just over 13km taking 4 hours.


Barnavave and Slieve Foye:
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Cloghmore Boulder:
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Warrenpoint and the Gullion range from Slieveban:
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Slieve Foye from Slieveban:
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Slieve Foye:
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Carlingford Lough:
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Cross country walking to Knockshee:
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Carlingford Lough:
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Knockshee's grassy track:
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Carlingford Lough from Knockshee:
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Slieve Foye from Knockshee:
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Finlieve and the eastern Mournes from Knockshee ridge:
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Finlieve and the eastern Mournes:
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Slieve Foye from Slievemartin:
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Carlingford Lough from SLievemartin:
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Slieve Roosley from Slievemartin:
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Slieve Foye from an opening in the forest:
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Slieve Gullion from Kilbroney:
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Kukkudrill

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Make the most of the available light

henryb

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Thanks Kukkudrill O0

April

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Nice photos Henry  O0
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

henryb

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Thanks April :)