J3422 : Slieve Binnian from Carrick Little

taken 2 years ago, 5 km NW of Annalong, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Slieve Binnian from Carrick Little
Slieve Binnian from Carrick Little
The Mourne Wall rising up towards Slieve Binnian from Carrick Little.
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 LinkExternal link . 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
Friday, 31 December, 2021   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 2 January, 2022
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths 
Place (from Tags)
Mourne Wall  Mourne Mountains 
Primary Subject of Photo
Mountain 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 340 229 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.2990N 5:56.9437W
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Irish: geotagged! J 342 229
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Mourne Wall  Mountains of Mourne  Mourne  Mournes  Kingdom of Mourne  Dry Stone Wall  Wall  Path 

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