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Wee Slievemoughan Hill Down County, in Carn List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 428m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J24458 24787 This summit has been logged as climbed by 88 members. Recently by: David-Guenot, MichaelG55, thomas_g, Wilderness, bryanjbarry, bryanmccabe, trostanite, markmjcampion, rowanofravara, eamonoc, Fergalh, StevieD, Ulsterpooka, BleckCra, Jas62
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Longitude: -6.09564, Latitude: 54.157044 , Easting: 324458, Northing: 324787 Prominence: 33m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 724379 824792,   GPS IDs, 6 char: WSlvmg, 10 char: WSlvmghn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Wee Slievemoughan is the 809th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Wee Slievemoughan in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Wee Slievemoughan on right, with Slievemoughanmore and Eagle Mountain
 
Follow the track for easy access
Short Summary created by wicklore,  25 Jul 2010
One approach is to start at the Sandbank Road car park at J234 278 A. Across the road there is a track to the left of a house that gives access right into the valley between Wee Slievemoughan and Pigeon Rock Mountain. Following the track brings you to the foot of Wee Slievemoughan. There are amazing views of Slievemoughanmore, Eagle Mountain and the valley all around. The Rowan Tree River is crossed on this route but usually this is easy, and the track will bring you to a crossing place. Dogs are not allowed in this area – either on or off a lead. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/701/comment/5460/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Wee Slievemoughan in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slievemoughanmore, Wee Slievemoughan and Eagle Mtn
wicklore on Wee Slievemoughan, 2010
by wicklore  2 Mar 2010
I set out from the Sand Bank Road car park at J234 278. As Simon3 points out elsewhere, this car park is directly opposite a house which may provide some disincentive to potential thieves. If possible, approach the car park along the minor road from Rostrevor as you can then enjoy the tree lined road with its leafy canopy, and views of the slopes of Slievemartin, Slievemeel & Tievedockeragh en route.

To the left of the house opposite the carpark there is a lane which joins up with the Ulster & Mourne Ways after about 1km. I then turned right and followed the track through a gate with a sign warning that dogs – whether on or off the lead – are not allowed by the Batts Estate Trustees. Once through the gate the track leads up and into the heart of the valley that is surrounded by Hen, Cock, Pigeon Rock, Slievemoughanmore, Wee Slievemoughan and Rocky Mtn. Besides the exciting new views of these hills, the track offers excellent access and route opportunities.

Following the track I passed by Hen Mountain and its dramatic summit tors. I continued up the track to about the 300 metre altitude mark where I left the track and headed onto the heathery slopes of Cock Mtn. Boggy ground gave way to snow covered slopes and expanding views. Cock Mtn has twin peaks separated by about 200 metres with a 20 metre drop to the col. From the summit I was struck by the views in all directions – from the nearby frozen Spelga Dam to the snow covered mountains of Carn, Slieve Muck and Eagle Mtns to name but a few. Human caterpillars could be seen making their way down the slopes of Pigeon Rock – long lines of walkers replicating that curious ebb and flow movement of the little creature. A black crow perched on a nearby rock made me think of MV’s own Bleck Cra who often springs to mind when I walk his favoured hills.

From Cock Mtn I headed SSW back into the valley. Before reaching Wee Slievemoughan I passed by several areas of old turf cutting operations. There were a lot of tree roots sticking out of the base of the old cutting banks which could be ancient bog oak. I turned left on rejoining the valley track and followed it until it ended at a sheet of metal. From here I headed straight up the slopes of Wee Slievemoughan. Large sheets of rock mark the summit, with a single stone placed at the highest point. The backdrop of snow-covered Slievemoughanmore and Eagle Mountain, and the views all around the valley made this a worthy climb. I was struck by how empty the valley below was, despite the good track, the good weather and the hordes I had seen on the track earlier.

After taking my fill of views and memories I descended NE to rejoin the track after crossing the lovely named Rowan Tree River. Returning to the car ended both the 4 hour walk and the quiet of these hills. I would recommend this area for walking. Whatever route you choose, you can’t go wrong basing it around this easily accessible valley. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/701/comment/4461/
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three5four0 on Wee Slievemoughan, 2008
by three5four0  20 Jul 2008
Contoured out from the wall after Pigeon rock mountain, then round the side of Slievemoughanmore, reaching the summit of Wee Slievemoughan, which turned out to be a small outcrop. Surprisingly good views all round. The going on the descent and then the ascent to Windy Gap was very wet & heavy after all the recent rain. Passed by a very large group of ramblers coming the other way. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/701/comment/3236/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Wee Slievemoughan in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Wee Slievemoughan viewed from Gruggandoo
 
csd on Wee Slievemoughan, 2009
by csd  15 Nov 2009
Access note: Wee Slievemoughan is part of the Batt's estate, which does not allow dogs on their lands. All accesses from the west off Sandbank Road have notices banning dogs (due to sheep farming). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/701/comment/4269/
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Easing back in again
by dmcdevitt  4 Oct 2011
Decide to try out the spelga circuit using a new app sport tracker, This might be useful for others how want to compare routes
http://www.sports-tracker.com/widgets/wdgt_workout.html?username=deckyjustdoit&workout_key=6ctcej392j7om4ju Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/701/comment/6561/
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Night navigation
by Ste  23 Jul 2013
Left Leitrim lodge car park at 1930 for a night navigation of wee slievemoughan, slievemoughan, and pigeon rock. Made it to slievemoughan with relative ease, however, conditions deteriorated, low thick cloud base of 250m and strong winds. Planned route aborted and descended to the windy gap to pick up a bearing to return to Leitrim lodge. Five hour planned route reduced to 3 hours. Would have pushed on but was on my own on my first night nav so safety first. This area was still quite boggy, certainly would need to be careful following any heavy rainfall. No cairn visible on wee slievemoughan. Good map & compass skills are essential here in poor visibility, however, there are excellent escape routes to features that can be handrailed to get back to Leitrim lodge or alternatively to hen mountain car park. Aiming off used a good bit to linear features and then handrailed or paced to planned location. Must come back in better conditions. Never seen such cloud, almost tropical as temperature high and humid. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/701/comment/15044/
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