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Hen Mountain Hill Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Local/Historical/Cultural List

Height: 354m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J24530 27608
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Longitude: -6.09336, Latitude: 54.182319 , Easting: 324530, Northing: 327608 Prominence: 83m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 724452 827609,   GPS IDs, 6 char: HnMntn, 10 char: HnMntn


Hen Mountain is the 1047th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Hen Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Hen Mountain from Cock Mountain
 
The Mournes in miniature
Short Summary created by Peter Walker  15 Feb 2015
Hen Mountain is a conspicuous outlier of the Western Mournes, with steep slopes rising to a summit bristling with numerous spectacular granite tors, and it provides an excellent miniature summary of the huge appeal of this group of hills.

The summit would generally be reached at the beginning or climax of a longer hillwalk, linking as it does to the higher (but much less aesthetic) Cock Mountain. An ascent invariably starts from the small car park and picnic area on the Sandbank Road just north of the Rockyriver Bridge at (232 276 A). Cross the road and take a sandy gravelly track on the left of the obvious house. This climbs gently up to a gate with a stile on the right at (239 276 B); once past this head straight up the slope (there is a path, but circumstances underfoot are reasonably straighforward anywhere). Keep left of the impending West Tor to reach a small pool; the summit is the first of two large tors on the left. There is much outcropping rock but the highest point is easily attained on (mostly) grass.

The summit area is a fascinating playground of granite, very much deserving a leisurely exploration. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1388/comment/17836/
 
Fun in the Fog on Hen
by Pepe  2 Oct 2015
Our plans for Slieve Donard scuppered by fog, we drove instead to the carpark for the Rocky Mtn Circuit only to find all the mountains up here also shrouded in fog. Thinking we'd have to confine ourselves to a roadwalk, Hen came to the rescue. We trudged up the grassy path through the mist. Now I'm not advocating hillwalking in foggy conditions, but the thing about Hen is that it does have that path up. Also, the three tors up top act as misty beacons to guide you about. we used them as staging posts to keep our bearings despite the fog. Very enjoyable and unusual to sit on one of those great granite tors utterly shrouded in cloud and yet know there's a safe way down. Our great day out ended in only an hour and a half of a hillwalk - but that was better than nothing. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1388/comment/18339/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Hen Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
A little hill with some personality.
by David-Guenot  16 Nov 2016
Hen Mountain in autumn colours offers an amazing contrast with the green fields behind. This pic was taken on 13. November this year from the upper slopes of Cock Mountain SW Top. No time to visit it this time, but I have put this hill on my bucket list for one of my next trips to the Mournes, as it seems to be worth exploring its tors !! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1388/comment/18710/
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