The Mournes provide huge
opportunities for landscape
Small lakes, crags, tors, rounded
tops and granite walls give
endless variety to the landscape.
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Mournes from Slieve Croob.
The summit of Slieve Croob gives
classic views of the
Mournes-from here it could be Narnia
Taken on a magical day with an east wind blowing
snow showers inland from the Irish Sea
Ben Crom with ragged clouds
blowing across from Binnian.
Heathers give life to Mourne hillsides
Unfortunately some detail has been lost
across the valley
in this view from Doan
towards the Blue Lough.
Looking north-east from Slieve Foy
across Carlingford Lough provides
The top of Doan is probably the best place
to get all-round views of the Mournes
Views of mountain and beach
walking south from St.John’s Point towards
Tyrella and Ballykinlar are unequalled.
For a few weeks in August,
heathers transform the hillsides.
Worth stopping for, on the slopes of Bearnagh.
Eroded peat and purple heathers
on the way to Doan.
This gap in the granite on Hen Mountain
opens up views towards Pigeon Rock and
Rocky River track
Kilkeel River runs into Ben Crom reservoir
Kilkeel and the Irish Sea are beyond
Heathers in August, above Carlingford.
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