Slievelamagan 702.2m mountain, Mourne Mountains Ireland at
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Slievelamagan Mountain Sliabh Lámhagáin A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Lámhagáin [PNNI], 'creeping/crawling mountain') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 702.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J32887 26032
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Longitude: -5.966147, Latitude: 54.166118 , Easting: 332887, Northing: 326033 Prominence: 197.18m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 732807 826038,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvlmg, 10 char: Slvlmgn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

So named, according to Harris (author of The Antient and Present State of the County of Down), because it has to be climbed in a crawling position. The southern slopes are, indeed, relentlessly steep. An alternative name, Sliabh Snámháin, has the same meaning. Below Lamagan Slabs is a spot called Percy Bysshe, which suggests a connection with the poet Shelley.   Slievelamagan is the 109th highest place in Ireland.

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This mountain was done as part of a good days wal .. by Michael McA   (Show all for Slievelamagan)
second snap - on the top of Lamagan, looking towa .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Slievelamagan)
paulocon on Slievelamagan, 2010
by paulocon  7 Feb 2010
The Mournes.. When they are good, they are good but when they are bad... well, they are just horrid! This morning they were akin to the stereo-typical teenager on a lazy Sunday morning - lying under a thick blanket and refusing to get out of bed! I arrived at an empty Annalong Car-park to a blanket of fog so thick that you could almost taste it. As I set off walking, I could barely see the wall from one side of the laneway to the other and the fog had painted anything that I could see in a million shades of grey.

What mornings like this do provide is an opportunity to test out some navigation skills. The various tracks and trails around the Mournes (along with the Wall obviously) offer a level of comfort and surely provide one of the best locations for cutting your navigational teeth. The walk from Annalong to Slievelamagan was no different with a very distinct track running right from the car-park to the gap between Binnian and Slievelamagan. This track does branch off in a couple of places, each branching faithfully re-produced on the excellent OSNI 1:25000 map. When you reach the point where the track joins that coming from Binnian, simply bear right to follow another distinct track up the slopes of Lamagan.

This was my first walk with a GPS having borrowed a friend's to try out. After taking a bearing to the summit at the gap, I also marked a waypoint as I wasn't sure how distinct the track up Lamagan would be. It turned out to be more a dual-carriageway than a track so much so that I was half expecting to see a retail park plonked somewhere along the climb. What the GPS does offer is another layer of comfort in such poor visibility. The pull up to the summit wasn't as tough as I'd expected and I was soon at the large summit cairn albeit with absolutely no visibility. Decided to leave a traverse to Cove for another day and retraced my steps meeting several groups emerging from the soup-like fog before arriving back at a full car-park. Trackback:
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