Author Topic: Brilliant Binnian: the must do mountain of the Mournes  (Read 1471 times)

henryb

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As the glorious sunny weather continued, Saturday's walk saw me take in my favourite Mourne mountain, Slieve Binnian. Slieve Binnian is the third highest in the region and the biggest mountain in the range. Starting from Carrick Little car park, I followed the Mourne wall to the south tor. This is a gradual climb on a foot trail which has been improved in recent years. Upon reaching the south tor, views opened up of the western Mournes, Slieve Foye and Slieve Gullion. After a short lunch break I traversed the ridge to the north tor before making my descent to the foot of Lamagan. The back castles is the finest walk in the Mournes and can be completed in 45 minutes. Turning right I headed back to the car park via a good track, completing a circular route of 10km. Before driving home, I stopped at Carrick cottage cafe for a milkshake.


The eastern Mournes from the start of the walk:
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Meelmore, Bernagh, Lamagan:
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Annalong horseshoe mountains:
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Bernagh, Lamagan, Commedagh, Donard from the Mourne wall ascent:
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Silent Valley, Slievenaglogh, Eagle, Slieve Foye:
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wee Binnian and Knockchree:
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Silent Valley:
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Lamagan, Donard, Commedagh, Annalong Valley and Chimney rock, Rocky:
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Commedagh, Lamagan to Meelbeg:
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Doan, Slieveloughshannagh, Meelmore, Meelbeg, Bernagh and Croob from the south tor:
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The eastern Mournes from the back castles:
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The central Mournes from the north tor:
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Ben Crom reservoir with Bernagh in the background:
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Blue lough with Chimney in the background:
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April

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Re: Brilliant Binnian: the must do mountain of the Mournes
« Reply #1 on: 12:14:55, 03/07/18 »
Lovely photos henry, we are having hot sunny weather at the moment  O0
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

richardh1905

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Re: Brilliant Binnian: the must do mountain of the Mournes
« Reply #2 on: 13:16:45, 03/07/18 »
Love seeing photos of mountains that I do not know; thanks for posting.

Kukkudrill

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Re: Brilliant Binnian: the must do mountain of the Mournes
« Reply #3 on: 14:57:53, 03/07/18 »
Great scenery, great photos  O0
Make the most of the available light

henryb

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Re: Brilliant Binnian: the must do mountain of the Mournes
« Reply #4 on: 19:27:25, 04/07/18 »
Thanks for the comments :)

beefy

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Re: Brilliant Binnian: the must do mountain of the Mournes
« Reply #5 on: 21:04:01, 04/07/18 »
Lovely pics as usual henry O0
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henryb

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Re: Brilliant Binnian: the must do mountain of the Mournes
« Reply #6 on: 19:14:48, 05/07/18 »
Thanks beefy O0

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Re: Brilliant Binnian: the must do mountain of the Mournes
« Reply #7 on: 09:57:51, 16/07/18 »
Cracking photos Henry, beautiful part of the country.