Author Topic: A welcome return to the western Mournes  (Read 382 times)

henryb

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A welcome return to the western Mournes
« on: 20:09:15, 01/12/19 »
Yesterday saw the first dry Saturday in a month for me. With the eastern Mournes clagged in, I opted for a lower level walk in the western Mournes. Hen mountain and Slievenamiskan made an obvious combination for a circular walk. Starting from Hen car park I approached the western side of the mountain. I gained the summit half an hour after leaving the car park. Eagle mountain, the highest in the western Mournes, could be seen. I descended Hen mountain before ascending Slievenamiskan; this section of the walk was very marsh. After 40 minutes I gained the summit as views of the central Mournes opened up across Spelga Reservoir. I descended the southern side of Slievenamiskan to a good track before returning to the car park. Total distance was 6.5km.


Sheep Hill:
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Hen mountain:
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The western Mournes from Hen:
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Rocky from the ascent of Slievenamiskan:
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Meelmore, Meelbeg and Slieveloughshannagh:
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Hen mountain:
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Hen mountain:
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Slieve Croob:
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Slieve Muck:
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The central Mournes and Spelga reservoir:
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Slievenamiskan to Slieve Foye:
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Rocky river, Hilltown and Hen:
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Rocky and Tornamrock:
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Slievemoughanmore, Eagle, Shanlieve, wee Slievemoughan:
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Rocky river and Pierces castle:
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richardh1905

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Re: A welcome return to the western Mournes
« Reply #1 on: 07:40:49, 02/12/19 »
Lovely photos of lovely mountains, as always Henry.

I really must visit the Mournes sometime soon....

April

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Re: A welcome return to the western Mournes
« Reply #2 on: 21:06:43, 02/12/19 »
I really must visit the Mournes sometime soon....

Us too, great pics henry  O0
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