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Hen Mountain Hill Sliabh na Circe A name in Irish
Ir. Sliabh na Circe [PNNI3], ‘mountain of the hen’ Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Local/Historical/Cultural List

Height: 354m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J24530 27608
Place visited by 82 members. Recently by: Jai-mckinney, Carolyn105, Welder, dregish, Andy1287, PPruzina, IndyMan, justynagru, Fenton, p_treanor, abcd, briankelly, leonardt, Lauranna, dshields
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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 lower neighbour of Cock Mountain. Other peaks in the area named after birds are Eagle Mountain and Pigeon Rock Mountain. The tors on Hen Mountain offer some scope for rock climbing. The Glack is a saddle between Cock Mountain and Hen Mountain. Ir. glac/glaic denotes the grasp of a clutching hand or the gap and is one of many anatomical terms applied to the Irish landscape.  

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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   (Show all for Hen Mountain)
 
A little hill with some personality. .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Hen Mountain)
 
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