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Mourne and Cooley Mountains - A Walking Guide

Mourne and Cooley Mountains - A Walking Guide

by: Adrian Hendroff
The Mourne and Cooley Mountains are quite simply a hiker's paradise. These exhilarating walks will take you to the highest point in Northern Ireland, to scenic Slieve Foye and the ancient summit of Slieve Gullion.

On routes steeped in the legend of the Tain Bo Cuailgne, trek through picturesque woodlands. Discover the highest passage tomb in Ireland, use an old smuggler's route and walk alongside tranquil reservoirs. The more ambitious will relish the Mourne Wall and Mourne Seven Sevens challenges, and some summits include optional scrambles to the top of dramatic granite tors or rocky outcrops.

Each graded walk is illustrated with splendid colour photographs and specially drawn maps. Grade, distance, total ascent, estimated time and OSNI map sheet references are given for each walk together with instructions on getting to the start. After introductory notes on the walk features the route navigation instructions are detailed and include grid references for every paragraph of the text. Snippets on the rich flora, fauna, geology, history, heritage and folklore of each area are included throughout. Discover this impressive landscape that inspired C.S. Lewis' magical world of Narnia and served as the backdrop for 'Game of Thrones'.

The route locations are:
Slieve Croob - 9.5 km
Millstone Mountain and Slieve Donard - 10 km
Chimney Rock Mountain from Bloody Ridge - 8.5 km
Slievenaglogh to Slieve Commedagh - 12.5 km
Slieve Meelmore, Slieve Meelbeg and Slieve Loughshannagh - 12 km
Slieve Bearnagh - 8.5 km
Slieve Binnian and Blue Lough - 10 km
Rocky Mountain and Annalong Valley - 15.5 km
Slievelamagan, Cove Mountain and Reservoir Trail - 17.5 km
Moolieve, Wee Binnian and Slieve Binnian - 11 km
Slievenaglogh, Lough Shannagh, Carn Mountain and Slieve Muck - 15 km
Ben Crom and Doan - 17 km
The Mourne Seven Sevens - 33 km
The Mourne Wall Challenge - 33.5 km
Spelga, Spaltha, Butter Mountain and Slievenamuck - 6 km
Hen Mountain, Cock Mountain and Pigeon Rock Moutain - 10.5 km
Rocky Mountain, Tornamrock, Pierces Castle and Tievedockaragh - 8.5 km
Slievemoughhanmore, Eagle Mountain and Shanlieve - 14 km
Cloughmore Stone, Slievemeen and Slievemartin - 9 km
Annaloughan Forest Loop - 8.5 km
Barnavave Loop from Carlingford - 8.5 km
Slieve FoyleForest and Ridge Walk - 10.5 km
Eagles Rock to Foxes Rock from Greer's Quay - 11.5 km
Hills and Forest of Ravensdale - 16 km
Anglesey Mountain, Clermont and Flagstaff - 12 km
Slieve Gullion - 14.5 km

ISBN 9781848893467 Pages 160 (2018) 128mm x 198mm

Price: 12.95

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