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Pigeon Rock Mountain Mountain Droim Lao A name in Irish
(Ir. Droim Lao [PNNI], 'ridge of the calf') Down County, in Arderin List, Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 534m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J26132 25030
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Longitude: -6.06993, Latitude: 54.158818 , Easting: 326132, Northing: 325030 Prominence: 139m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 726053 825035,   GPS IDs, 6 char: PgnRck, 10 char: PgnRckMntn
Bedrock type: Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate, (Deep marine turbidite sequence)

The Irish and English names are unrelated. Pigeon Rock is a crag overlooking the road from Kilkeel to Hilltown.   Pigeon Rock Mountain is the 432nd highest place in Ireland.

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Are you a Pigeon Fancier?
Short Summary created by gerrym,  1 Jun 2010
One of the more accessible hills in the Mournes, with fairly gentle gradients characterising most of the approaches. There are a couple of car parks at the foot of the hill on the Slievenman Road (271253 A and 270234 B), limiting any walk in – can be done in under a half hour.

For longer approachs try Sandbank Road 233278 C, with excellent parking and approach along the Rocky River or Spelga Dam carpark 267277 D. From the south Attical Community Centre (J2633120593 E) provides parking and routes along Sandy Brae or Island Road.

There are two tops of equal height, both maked by a cairn. Batts Wall provides a guide across the northern top from east to west in poor visibility, turning sharply south then west. A number of pools of water mark the top. Some quarrying has taken place on the eastern flanks and is worth exploring.

As one of the most westerly tops in the Mournes the views on a clear day reach north to the Belfast and Antrim Hills and the Scottish coast, northwest to Lough Neagh and the Sperrins, west to the Cooley Mtns and south to the Wicklow Mtns. More immediate views over Spelga reservoir are captivating enough though.

Despite its easy access the hill can be surprisingly quiet. It is a fantastic location for taking in other tops – a round of Spelga with Cock, Butter, Ott, Carn and Muck or join with Eagle and Slievemoughanmore to make a great circuit of the Pigeon Rock River.
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