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Ott Mountain Mountain Ucht A name in Irish
(Ir. Ucht [PNNI], 'mountain-breast') Down County, in Arderin List, Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 526.8m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J28364 26957 This summit has been logged as climbed by 195 members. Recently by: rleahy, MichaelG55, DelStewart, gmpr40, AnthonyN, Aidy, bryanjbarry, Wilderness, stevebullers, PPruz, rowanofravara, Cobhclimber, newpark-cc, jlk, killyman1
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Longitude: -6.034956, Latitude: 54.175567 , Easting: 328365, Northing: 326957 Prominence: 31.83m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 728285 826962,   GPS IDs, 6 char: OtMntn, 10 char: OtMntn
Bedrock type: Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate, (Deep marine turbidite sequence)

This peak overlooks the top of the mountain road between Fofanny Dam and Attical. Ucht literally means 'breast', and applied to landscape it can translated as 'mountain-breast' or 'flank'. It is frequently found with mám, 'pass', e.g. Ucht Máma in Co. Clare or Mám Uchta in Co. Galway. It is possible in the name in question that ucht applies to the flank of mountain crossed by the road (or an earlier track) at its highest point. The top of Ott Mountain is only half a mile from this section of the road.   Ott Mountain is the 480th highest summit in Ireland.

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A stoney track but a boggy end
Short Summary created by jackill,  3 Sep 2014
Park in the carpark on the Slievenaman Road at J28000 27863 A , room for 10 cars. Across the road use the stile to hop the wire fence and follow a good track to J28570 27085 B, then head south west across the bog for 250 meters to gain the summit on a small outcrop. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/461/comment/5220/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ott Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The view over Fofanny Reservoir
New Comment: Easy Gateway Into The Mournes
by Aidy  Fri 21 Oct
Starting from the Ott/Blue Quarry car park on the Moyad Road, there is a good track heading towards Ott. About halfway towards the summit, it veers towards the east, and I left the track there to continue in a southerly direction up the open hillside. All in all, its about a one kilometer walk from the car park to the summit cairn, with great views over the Fofanny and Spelga reservoirs. My first summit of six for the day, ending on Slieve Meelmore. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/461/comment/18668/
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Alex92 on Ott Mountain, 2009
by Alex92  10 Feb 2009
Ott (seen rising above the wall) is a hill everyone has heard about, but not many have actually climbed! Staying true to form, there were no other wakers to be found on it's summit last weekend. In their place however were a couple of eejits on quad bikes. From the pic you can see the extent of the snowfall in the hills last week. The snow had drifted so high in parts that it completely covered the wall on both sides, so you could effectively walk over the wall! I found this highly amusing. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/461/comment/3585/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ott Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Ott viewed from Fofanny
tsunami on Ott Mountain, 2006
by tsunami  1 Jun 2006
A good light intro to the Mournes, nice to see it has been given recognition in Mountainviews. Easy access to the summit from the track of the same name off Slievenaman Road, but a much more enjoyable and testing walk is to tackle it along the route in the picture following the Ulster way from Fofanny Dam. Once summited, drop down to the Mourne Wall and decide to tackle Carn and Muck in one direction, Loughshannagh and the Meels in another or the Silent Valley includin Doan and Ben Crom. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/461/comment/2366/
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Picture: The view North from Ott Mountain
NICKY on Ott Mountain, 2007
by NICKY  20 Mar 2007
We had the pleasure of free time to do a lovely walk in the Mournes on 30th December 2006. Our route took us from the car park below Slievenamuck, up the Ott track, Ott mountain, Carn mountain and finally Slieve Muck down to the car park south of Spelga Dam. This was a wonderful walk. The cloud formations were very dramatic, more so as the walk progressed. For our start Ott mountain is not a distinctive peak but it was a great stepping stone to the higher peaks. When doing this walk your lungs and legs gradually strengthen which is great for the not so fit! I would recommend this route for those of you that are pressed for time but want dramatic views (Slieve Muck)! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/461/comment/2643/
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Picture: Ott in the centre of the pic, with Butter in the background. Viewed from the col between Slieve Loug
Alex92 on Ott Mountain, 2007
by Alex92  29 Apr 2007
Unlike the majority of people who hike in the Mournes, I enjoy mountains like Ott. Why? Because you can guarantee that no-one will be at the top when you reach it, and you'll have the whole mountain to yourself... unlike the high-traffic areas of Donard and such like. Park at the Blue Quarry/Ott Car park off the Slievenaman road, and approach from the Ott track. You can follow the track which branches off to the summit of Ott, but I prefer a different approach. My favourite way would be to leave the track half way up, and to head directly to the summit. This (believe it or not) provides some scrambling over steep ground to the summit, and is quite testing! Believe me, do not dismiss Ott or the other minor mountains in the Mournes. If you look at the mountain and try to figure out alternative ways of approaching it, which could make the hike more difficult or challenging, you can fully enjoy what these hills have to offer. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/461/comment/2679/
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