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Mourne Mountains Area   N: Bearnagh Subarea
Place count in area: 58, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29 
Highest place:
Slieve Donard, 849m
Maximum height for area: 849 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 821 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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 NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 701.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J30076 27913
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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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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Slieve Meelbeg (<i>Sliabh Míol Beag</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Meelbeg (with Meelmore behind) from Butter Mountain
Lofty Mourne Summit
Short Summary created by Peter Walker  6 Sep 2017
Slieve Meelbeg is usually considered to be the twin of the adjacent Slieve Meelmore, the higher of the two despite what might be inferred from the name. It is a steep-sided but relatively unremarkable hill with little in the way of crags, and the Mourne Wall continues its course over the summit.

Ascents will generally be made from the Trassey Road from the north and west.

The most commonly used ascent is via the Trassey Track itself, starting from the road near the substantial car park at (311315 starA), following the track up to the dramatic col between Slieves Bearnagh and Meelmore. From here the summit is gained either by following the Mourne Wall over Meelmore, or by following a track contouring under the south side of that mountain to the col between it and Meelbeg, following the Mourne Wall up from there.

One can also start from the picnic site further up the road (292297 starB), from here a path can be followed up the stream valley falling from the Meelmore/Meelbeg col. The stream guides the way once the path fades although the ground is rough and boggy, and the summit is easily gained following the wall from the col.

In addition, the Ott Track can be followed from (280279 starC) to the col between Carn Mountain and Slieve Loughshannagh; from here the Mourne Wall leads over the latter's summit and up onto Meelbeg itself.

A further approach is possible from the other side, making one's way from the Silent Valley up to the Ben Crom Dam, crossing the dam and then following the path under Ben Crom into the valley of the Ben Crom River. A sometimes boggy path leads up this stream to the foot of Meelbeg, and a steep and pathless but otherwise straightforward climb then gains the summit. (This route from the dam is crucial during the Mourne Seven Sevens challenge walk).

As with all the High Mournes the views from Meelbeg are very fine, especially north-west over the rolling country of mid County Down. Linkback:
This view could be seen just after sunset one lat .. by simon3   (Show all for Slieve Meelbeg (Sliabh Míol Beag))
From Slieve Loughshannagh Meelbeg is an obvious e .. by darrenf   (Show all for Slieve Meelbeg (Sliabh Míol Beag))
There's nothing terribly fantastic about Meelbeg. .. by tsunami   (Show all for Slieve Meelbeg (Sliabh Míol Beag))
I hiked up Meelbeg with my dad on Saturday (10/2/ .. by Alex92   (Show all for Slieve Meelbeg (Sliabh Míol Beag))
I have to agree with tsunami on this one. It's on .. by csd   (Show all for Slieve Meelbeg (Sliabh Míol Beag))
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