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henryb

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Silent Valley walk
« on: 20:34:18, 14/04/19 »
With strong winds being forecasted yesterday, I opted for a lower level walk to avoid being blown of the top of one of the higher Mournes. I decided to walk the length of the Silent Valley to Ben Crom reservoir and back; this is my favourite low level walk in the Mournes. It was a busy day with several other folks undertaking the same venture. The walk is upon the best track in the Mournes with a short stepped climb  to Ben Crom dam. Upon returning to the car park I decided to climb the modest hill of Moolieve which offers great views of the reservoir, Binnian and the central Mournes. I also met the Ben Crom climber, a bullfinch and a mandarin duck. Total distance was around 12km.


Moolieve plus a cloud-covered Binnian:
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First sight of Slievenaglogh:
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Slievenaglogh and Doan:
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Doan and SV:
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Doan and Slieveloughshannagh:
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The final stretch to the reservoir:
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Ben crom reservoir plus Lamagan:
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Ben crom and the reservoir wall:
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Silent Valley plus surrounding summits:
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The central Mournes plus Binnian:
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Meelmore to Carn plus Doan:
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Muck to Meelmore, Doan, Slievenaglogh:
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Slievenaglogh zoom-in:
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Mandarin duck:
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Bullfinch:
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Ben Crom climber:
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Rob Goes Walking

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Re: Silent Valley walk
« Reply #1 on: 20:53:07, 14/04/19 »
Looks like a pretty part of the world.