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henryb

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Slievenaglogh
« on: 19:46:50, 13/09/20 »
This week-end's walk saw me return to my local Mourne mountain range. With strong winds and hazy skies I opted for a lower level hill with restricted views even on perfect days. It has been a long time since I climbed Slievenaglogh and this is one of my favorite views in the range. If you're looking for a short walk to a vantage point for not much effort, Slievenaglogh is hard to beat. There are actually two Slievenaglogh's in the range. I did the one sandwiched between Muck and Binnian. Starting from gamekeepers lodge I picked up a good track from the car park before coming to a stile. Once over the stile I continued on the good track before coming to the Mourne wall. Turning right I followed the Mourne wall to the summit arriving there 1 hour 10 minutes after I left the car park. The summit offers tremendous views of the eastern and central Mournes. Completing a circular walk I followed a grassy foot trail from the summit before picking up the good track back to the car park. Total distance was around 6km taking two hours.


Slieve Muck from the good track:
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First glimpse of the central Mournes:
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Slieve Muck and Carn:
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Feels like you're looking at 5 pyramids:
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The central Mournes from half way up Slievenaglogh:
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Retrospective view of Muck to Meelbeg taken on the ascent:
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Zoom-in on Bernagh, Doan, Meelbeg and Slieveloughshannagh:
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Slieve Binnian and wee Binnian:
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Carn, Slieveloughshannagh, Meelbeg, Doan, Ben Crom, Bernagh:
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Ben Crom reservoir and Silent Valley:
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Slieve Foye in the distance and the great gully of Eagle in the foreground:
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Slieveloughshannagh, Meelbeg, Meelmore, Doan, Bernagh and Ben Crom:
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Knockchree:
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Re: Slievenaglogh
« Reply #1 on: 17:32:07, 14/09/20 »
Lovely photos henry  O0


The mountains do look like pyramids  :)
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Re: Slievenaglogh
« Reply #2 on: 07:26:59, 16/09/20 »
Gorgeous photos again, Henry. The Mourne Mountains are so beautiful.
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Re: Slievenaglogh
« Reply #3 on: 20:33:46, 16/09/20 »
Thanks for comments folks :)

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« Reply #4 on: 20:10:29, 17/09/20 »
Proper mountains
Silent valley, sounds like heaven henry O0
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Re: Slievenaglogh
« Reply #5 on: 20:23:34, 17/09/20 »
Thanks beefy, Silent valley is my favorite valley in the Mournes :)

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« Reply #6 on: 16:55:55, 18/09/20 »
Love the "5 pyramids" view  O0
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Re: Slievenaglogh
« Reply #7 on: 21:14:30, 20/09/20 »
Thanks Mel, it is one of my favourite Mourne views :)