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henryb

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Western Mournes ramble
« on: 19:52:32, 28/07/19 »
This week-end's walk saw me take in a circular route around the lower summits of the western Mournes. Starting from Leitrim lodge car park I ascended Rocky mountain. Turning right I made the straightforward traverse to Tornamrock and Pierces Castle. Thereafter I traversed marshy terrain to Tievedockaragh as views opened up of the southern Mournes. Following the wall I walked to Altataggart before descending to a good track back to Leitrim lodge. Total distance was just under 10km.


Altataggart and Tievedockaragh from Leitrim Lodge:
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Slieve Roosley and Leckan Moor:
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View southwards from Rocky mountain:
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Slievenamiskan and the central Mournes and Donard:
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Eagle, Shanlieve, Altataggart:
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Hen and Slievenamiskan from Tornamrock:
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Central Mournes from Pierces castle:
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Western Mournes from Pierces Castle:
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Kilbroney forest, Carlingford Lough and Slieve Foye:
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View from Tievedockaragh:
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Sheep Hill, Rocky and Slieve Croob:
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Following the wall to Altataggart:
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From Commedagh to Rocky:
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Eastern and central Mournes:
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Sheep Hill:
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Rocky mountain and Sheep Hill:
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Rocky, Hen, Slievenamiskan from Altataggart:
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richardh1905

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Re: Western Mournes ramble
« Reply #1 on: 09:10:13, 29/07/19 »
I really MUST get over the water and visit the Mourne's, Henry; I first saw them from the top of the Great Orme on the North Wales Coast about 3 decades ago. Once I have completed my move South, Stranraer will be only half a day's drive away.


A bit of feedback on your photography, if I may - I've noticed that the horizon often slopes down from right to left on your shots - easy to correct with one of the free photo editing programs. Microsoft Photos will allow you to rotate to the nearest degree; NCH PhotoPad to one hundredth of a degree if you are feeling really finicky.  :)

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Re: Western Mournes ramble
« Reply #2 on: 09:27:12, 29/07/19 »
I really MUST get over the water and visit the Mourne's, Henry



Bl**dy hell - the ferry isn't cheap! Would cost 300+ return for the 3 of us at a sensible hour.

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Re: Western Mournes ramble
« Reply #3 on: 09:36:31, 29/07/19 »
I did a couple of mountain marathons in the Mournes back in the early nineties. It really is a special area, well worth a visit.

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Re: Western Mournes ramble
« Reply #4 on: 19:00:24, 29/07/19 »
Great stuff henry  O0

Is Altataggart new to us on the forum? I can't remember seeing this name before, I recognise the other names  :)
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Re: Western Mournes ramble
« Reply #5 on: 19:34:55, 29/07/19 »
Bl**dy hell - the ferry isn't cheap! Would cost 300+ return for the 3 of us at a sensible hour.

I've just checked the fares from Carlisle airport to Belfast and Dublin - it says from 39.99 to 44.99, not sure of that is one way or return. There is a free shuttle bus from Carlisle railway station to the airport too. Not sure if it will be any cheaper than the ferry for 3 people once you factor in car hire. Doesn't seem too bad for us two, we might venture there next year, with Carlisle airport being so close by.
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Re: Western Mournes ramble
« Reply #6 on: 20:49:15, 29/07/19 »
Nice one henry O0



I've just checked the fares from Carlisle airport to Belfast and Dublin - it says from 39.99 to 44.99, not sure of that is one way or return. There is a free shuttle bus from Carlisle railway station to the airport too. Not sure if it will be any cheaper than the ferry for 3 people once you factor in car hire. Doesn't seem too bad for us two, we might venture there next year, with Carlisle airport being so close by.
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Re: Western Mournes ramble
« Reply #7 on: 20:50:59, 29/07/19 »
But what about Squeaky?  :'(

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Re: Western Mournes ramble
« Reply #8 on: 20:56:20, 29/07/19 »
But what about Squeaky?  :'(

 :o Can dogs not go on planes? I've never had one so I don't know these things.

We might have to rethink, Squeaky has to come too  :)
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Re: Western Mournes ramble
« Reply #9 on: 21:43:59, 29/07/19 »
:o Can dogs not go on planes? I've never had one so I don't know these things.

We might have to rethink, Squeaky has to come too  :)
Let's go to Arran instead  :)
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Re: Western Mournes ramble
« Reply #10 on: 20:29:48, 31/07/19 »
Thanks for the replies everyone :)  Altataggart isn't new but this time I finished on Altataggart; normally I would start on Altataggart :)