J2824 : Descending Slieve Muck

taken 7 years ago, 6 km from Moyad, Northern Ireland

Descending Slieve Muck
Descending Slieve Muck
Descending the extremely steep eastern face of Slieve Muck in the Mourne Mountains. The Mourne Wall is on the left - it progresses down towards the Bann's Road then up Slievenaglogh from here J2923 : Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh.
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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Date Taken
Tuesday, 16 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 19 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths 
Place (from Tags)
Slieve Muck 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 283 247 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:9.3236N 6:2.1287W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 283 247
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Mountain  Mountains of Mourne  Mountainside  Mountains 

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