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Slieve Meelbeg Mountain Sliabh Míol Beag A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Míol Beag [PNNI], 'little mountain of the ants') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 701.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J30076 27913 This place has been logged as visited by 474 members. Recently by: DaveMc, Val Jones, PaulNolan, Owenloughrey, LucyPye, oakesave, ciarraioch, m0jla, marchiggins, Krumel, livelife2thefull, Reeks2011, odonovansf, LorraineG60, LorraineG
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Longitude: -6.00834, Latitude: 54.183728 , Easting: 330077, Northing: 327914 Prominence: 193m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 729997 827919,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvMlb, 10 char: SlvMlbg
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Oddly enough, despite the adjective beag ('small'), it is actually higher than Slieve Meelmore, so perhaps it is a question of bulk rather than height.   Slieve Meelbeg is the 111th highest place in Ireland.

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simon3 on Slieve Meelbeg, 2004
by simon3  4 Jan 2004
This view could be seen just after sunset one late December day. To the right of the picture is the dark outline of Cock Mountain. Rising impressively on the skyline is Slieve Gullion, some 19k to the west. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/103/comment/793/
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darrenf on Slieve Meelbeg, 2010
by darrenf  8 Jan 2010
From Slieve Loughshannagh Meelbeg is an obvious extension. Slieve Meelbeg offers great views across to Fofanny Dam, Lough Shannagh, Blue Lough and across the entire mourne range. Yes yes it could be said that this is a somewhat mediocre summit but given the views mentioned, its easy access and scope for further walk extenions in almost every direction i think this is a super little summit! Ok, maybe the snow conditions on the day gave me a different perspective. From the summit we returned to the stile at the coll between Meelbeg and Loughshannagh and from here headed directly for the Ott road carpark. A short skip along the Ott road brought us safely back to our start position. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/103/comment/4347/
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tsunami on Slieve Meelbeg, 2005
by tsunami  3 Jan 2005
There's nothing terribly fantastic about Meelbeg. It doesn't have the brilliant rock formations which can be seen on Bearnagh or Binnian. It isn't just as nicely placed as its brother Meelmore, nor is it quite as challenging a climb. It is best enjoyed as part of longer walk around the wall, in a similar vein to Slievenaglogh or Slieve Corragh - stop for two minutes on top to catch your breath and take a couple of photos and quickly move along to the next one. There are three main approaches to consider, each of which offer some degree of variation so as not to get bored! 1) Follow the Ott track to the shoulder between Carn and Slieve Loughshannagh, then as usual follow the wall across Slieve Loughshannagh and onto Meelbeg. 2) From the picnic site on Trassey Road, follow the rough pathway halfway up the valley between Meelbeg and Meelmore and then follow the river ontowards the wall on the shoulder between the two - waych your footing here, as the path runs out the ground gets rather uneven and at times boggy. 3) Everyones favorite - The Trassey Track from Meelmore Lodge, to the col between Bearnagh and Meelmore at Pollaphuca and then decide whether or not to tackle Meelmore first or contour around to the wall at the same point as route two. The photo shows the nice view of Bearnagh and Donard from Meelbegs summit. The views are rewarding, make no mistake, its just that theres nothing of any character to capture the imagination when you're here - this view shows clearly why you should move quickly onwards to Bearnagh and beyond! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/103/comment/1399/
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Alex92 on Slieve Meelbeg, 2007
by Alex92  13 Feb 2007
I hiked up Meelbeg with my dad on Saturday (10/2/2007). Walking up the track, we were surprised by how deep the snow was, (up to a foot just on the track). But nothing prepared us for the shock we got once we reached the wall. The snow had drifted and was the same height as the wall, and in some places completely covered it. The wall at this stage was over 6 foot tall! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/103/comment/2618/
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Picture: The view south from the summit.
 
csd on Slieve Meelbeg, 2006
by csd  26 Feb 2006
I have to agree with tsunami on this one. It's one of the Mournes' more mediocre summits. That said, it can be completed in less than two hours if bagging a new summit is all you're after. I parked at the small car park at J 280 279 A (which fills up quickly on fine days) and marched up the track that skirts the northern slopes of Ott Mountain. Once you hit the wall, turn left up towards Slieve Loughshannagh, which you'll summit before the depressing 100 metre drop before a 200 metre climb up to Slieve Meelbeg. I then headed for the southern end of Forfanny reservoir before heading back to the road. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/103/comment/2202/
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Picture: Panormic view from Meelbeg to the East
natalie0208 on Slieve Meelbeg, 2008
by natalie0208  4 Aug 2008
We hiked up Slieve Loughshannagh and Slieve Meelbeg from the car park to the NE of the Spelga Reservoir. Right there a nice track starts leading towards the Mourne Wall (keep to the right when the track forks) and the col between Loughshannagh and Carn. First we climbed Loughshannagh and then proceeded to Meelbeg, always with an eye on the clouds. Fortunately the raingods were asleep so we could complete our nice walk by decending from Meelbeg the way we came and circeling around Loughshannagh's Eastern flank (there's a path as well). All in all a very nice route - not too challenging and also doable for somebody who's only looking for a longer stroll.

The picture shows from the left: Slieve Meelmore, Slieve Bernagh, Slieve Donard, Cove Mtn, Slievelamagan and Slieve Binnian. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/103/comment/3257/
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