J2825 : Ascending Slieve Muck

taken 12 years ago, 6 km from Kilcoo, Northern Ireland

Ascending Slieve Muck
Ascending Slieve Muck
Ascending Slieve Muck from Carn Mountain the route follows the Mourne Wall. After a few hundred metres the route along the wall is blocked by a large rocky outcrop so it is much easier to walk around it and then join up with the wall again a little further on.
The Mourne Wall

The Mourne Wall is a 22 mile long wall in the Mourne Mountains. It was built between 1904 and 1922 by the Belfast Water Commissioners to enclose their catchment areas in the Mournes and protect the area from the effects of cattle and sheep on the water course. The wall is predominately constructed from local granite using traditional dry stone walling techniques; on average the wall is about 1.5 metres high and 0.8 to 0.9 metres thick. It is not uniform in construction along the entire length - the 'classic' granite wall is only to be found north of Carn mountain and Long Seefin with particularly impressive sections on Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donard; elsewhere it largely resembles the traditional dry stone walls found elsewhere in the Mournes and south County Down. In places, such as Slieve Muck, the wall is not constructed of granite at all.

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Saturday, 23 October, 2010   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 26 October, 2010
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Mountain   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 285 259 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.0050N 6:1.9311W
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Irish: geotagged! J 286 259
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