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The Mourne Mountains - 30 best Hikes

The Mourne Mountains - 30 best Hikes

by: Andrew McCluggage
This superb full-colour guidebook contains 30 epic walks in Nothern Ireland's highest mountains, which sweep majestically down to the Irish Sea at the pretty seaside town of Newcastle. The routes have been hand picked and clearly written by the author, a local walker with decades of experience. They include wild mountain terrain, beautifully long ridges, magnificent summits and vibrant heather and gorse covered slopes. The highest peaks are completely encircled by the famous, 22-mile long, Mourne Wall.

The book contains lots of stunning colour photographs and the route descriptions are complimented with high quality OSNI maps at a scale of 1:25,000. There are numbered waypoints linking the maps to the clear route-finding instructions. An introductory chapter describes the region and gives advice on when to go, accommodation, getting around on the trail, what to take, safety, wildlife, plants and geology. There is also an overview summary chart giving practical details of all the walks.

Each of the route descriptions begins with a panel giving time, distance, ascent and descent, maximum altitude and a difficulty grading. Start and finish grid references are provided and a gradient profile.

The walk locations are:
Slieve Donard from Newcastle - 7.1 miles
Slieve Donard from Bloody Bridge - 7.5 miles
Slieve Commedagh and the Slievenamaddy Ridge - 6.5 miles
Donard Forest and Drinnahilly - 4.4 miles
Tollymore Forest Park: The Grand Tour - 8.9 miles
Tollymore Forest Park: The River Loop - 3.5 miles
Slieve Bearnagh - 6.1 miles
Slieve Meelmore Circuit - 5.8 miles
The Meelbeg Ridge - 6.8 miles
Slieve Commedagh Diamond route - 8.6 miles
The High Mournes Epic Circuit - 10.4 miles
The Brandy Pad Traverse - 7.4 miles
Tour of Spelga Dam - 9.6 miles
Butter Mountain Horseshoe - 3 miles
Hen Mountain - 1.9 miles
Western Mournes Nine Peak Circuit - 10.6 miles
Pierce's Castle and the Rocky Ridge - 7.1 miles
Slievemoughanmore and Rocky River Valley - 6.3 miles
Doan and Carn Circuit - 9.1 miles
Slievenaglogh - 4.4 miles
The Pigeon Rock Ridge - 9.9 miles
Eagle Mountain - 7.4 miles
Slieve Bearnagh and the Silent Valley - 13.9 miles
Moolieve and the Binnians - 7.3 miles
The Annalong Valley Horseshoe - 12.4 miles
Slievelamagan and the Annalong Valley - 9.9 miles
Slieve Binnian and Blue Lough - 7.3 miles
Chimney Rock and the Seefins - 6.3 miles
The Mourne Wall Epic - 20.8 miles
Murlough National Nature Reserve - 3.7 miles

ISBN 9781912933037 Pages 127 (2019) 120mm x 210mm

Price: 13.50