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Slievemeel Hill Sliabh Míol A name in Irish
Down County, in Carn List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 420m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J21146 20593 This summit has been logged as climbed by 56 members. Recently by: eflanaga, bryanjbarry, stevebullers, rowanofravara, madfrankie, eamonoc, Peter Walker, redspud, Wilderness, Fergalh, garrettd, killyman1, Ulsterpooka, BleckCra, Garmin
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Longitude: -6.14799, Latitude: 54.120177 , Easting: 321146, Northing: 320593 Prominence: 65m,   Isolation: 2km
ITM: 721068 820599,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvml, 10 char: Slievemeel
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Slievemeel is the 848th highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/735/
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Another steady little hill .. by group   (Show all for Slievemeel)
 
Making a Meel of it!! .. by Trailtrekker   (Show all for Slievemeel)
 
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A walk of two halves
by garrettd  5 Sep 2014
Having bagged Slievecarnane and Crotlieve as a warm-up earlier in the day, I decided on a main course of a circuit of Slievemeen, Slievemartin, Crenville and Sleivemeel. The advise from other posters on the challenges of Crenville weren't ignored and a little online research for Kilbroney Park revealed a far better and more uptodate map with all its bike tracks than my 15 year old Sheet 29 OS Map.

I should preface my comments by saying that I did this walk mid-week in early September and met only one mountain biker on the stretches of bike track that I used. I would not recommend trying to use the bike tracks at weekends when they would likely be far busier and hazardous to walkers.

The circuit started at the upper carpark at J196173 F, taking the good walking tracks past Cloghmore and into the gap between Slievemeen and Slievemartin, climbing the former first and then backtracking to head to the latter. That was the easy part of the walk and the going gets much more difficult from here. Although the south side of Crenville didn't look all that bad from the slopes of Slievemartin, I wasn't about to ignore the warnings of tussocky, boggy ground offered by others. At this point I descended to the Red/Black bike track heading north around the slopes of Slievedermot and ascended Crenville from a point after where the Red and Black tracks split at approximately J208191 G. There is a section of board walk through the forest and after this the northern slopes of Crenville open out to reveal clear access to the summit. The underfoot conditions are difficult with holes and tussocks and long grass all the way. I can't compare with the southern side, but if that's worse then it should really be avoided.

To get from Crenville to Slievemeel is where I went wrong. I went back to the Red track and continued (east). Cycle tracks, unlike walking tracks are made unnecessarily long by adding meanders at every available opportunity and the walk around to the southern slopes of Slievemeel took about 75 minutes, almost all of it through dense, dull forest.

A better route for my walk would have been to descend from Crenville and re-trace my steps back to where the Red and Black tracks split and descend north on the Black track to the forest edge at J204199 H. This would have been far more direct and a much more pleasant walk. The route back to the upper car park is made returning to this point and taking the forest track for around 1km to J197194 I, where it forks. Take the upper (left) fork for about another 2km to reach the car park. The OS Sheet 29 is reliable for all of the last forested section of this circuit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/735/comment/17665/
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I approached Sleevemeel from the forest tracks to .. by csd   (Show all for Slievemeel)
 
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