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Mourne Mountains Area   Cen: Loughshannagh 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,

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Slieve Muck Mountain Sliabh Muc A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Muc [PNNI], 'mountain of the pigs') Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone Bedrock

Height: 670.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J28109 24993
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Longitude: -6.039699, Latitude: 54.158002 , Easting: 328109, Northing: 324994 Prominence: 155.44m,  Isolation: 1.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 728030 824999,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvMck, 10 char: SlvMuck
Bedrock type: Sandstone, (Hawick Group)

Overlooks the Spelga Dam and the Deer's Meadow, the source of the River Bann. It is surprising to think that this river rises less than 10 miles from the coast near Newcastle, and yet it empties into the sea near Coleraine.   Slieve Muck is the 160th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Taken from Carn on return from Slieve Muck
On the pigs back
by darrenf  22 Jan 2011
Set off on a simple Ott-Carn-Slieve Muck route on January 6th. Parked at the small car park on the Ott Road at J 280 278 starA. A stile across from this carpark gives direct access to Ott mountain along a well established track. The track actually skirts around Ott but the top can easily be tackled using this track. Great views of the Spelga Dam are on offer from Ott and it really is worth the short trip to the summit. The traverse from Ott to Carn can be wet and boggy underfoot but thankfully during a week of hard frost the conditions were very firm and before long we reached the mourne wall.

Carn offers great views over Lough Shannagh and also offers the option to skirt across to Slieve Loughshannagh using the mourne wall. There is a stile at the coll between Carn and Loughshannagh which can be usd to cross the mourne wall and gain access down toward the lough shore. Our goal was Slieve Muck so off we set along the wall across the broad shoulder of Muck. To reach the trig pillar on top of Slieve Muck you must cross the mourne wall using one of the many stiles!!! Due to its central location Muck does offer great views of the Mournes east to west. We decided to take the sensible descent from Muck and retraced our steps back to Carn and from there on to Ott once more. Another enjoyable day in the Mournes....I know there will be more to come...I swear Bearnagh and Meelmore were both taunting me on the return leg! Linkback:
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paulocon on Slieve Muck, 2009
by paulocon  24 Aug 2009
Having climbed Muck previously along Batts Wall, tackled it this time from the Banns Road side after Slievenaglogh. A tough task at the best of times but not made any easier after a long day's walking with a 10kg rucksack on your back. The only advice I can give is to stay well out to the left of the wall particularly in the two places where the wall discontinues due to the terrain. By doing so, a zig-zag path can be picked avoiding the worst of the steep ground. The warm and sunny weather we had at the start of our days walking had deteriorated into thick fog supported by strong winds. Muck teased our tired and cramping limbs with a couple of glimpses of false summits before nature took pity on us and the blew us up the last part of the climb. The trig point looked quite suprised and more than a little agitated to see two new arrivals at such a late stage in the day and as it quickly retreated into the thick cloud cover to do whatever trig points do after dark, we kept our own distance and crossed the style to take off down towards Carn and somewhere a bit more accommodating to camp for the night. Linkback:
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Slieve Muck - Ott walk
by hbowman  23 May 2010
I climbed Slieve Muck, 9th highest mountain in Northern Ireland, today for the first time. Parked the car at Ott car park grid and followed the path round Ott and headed towards Carn. Before we came to Carn, we decided to take a short-cut towards the Mourne wall leading to Slieve Muck. Fantastic views opened up of Spelga Dam to the west and Doan, Donard, Commedagh to the east. The summit gives great views of eastern and western Mournes because of its central location and is one of the best panoramas in the Mournes as one can see Lough Shannagh, Spelga Dam, Silent Valley and part of Ben Crom reservoir. We returned the route we came - 5.2 miles round trip, but one which I would strongly recommend. Linkback:
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mneary34 on Slieve Muck, 2004
by mneary34  8 Nov 2004
Up to and away from Slieve Muck the Wall is the constant companion. Leaving the summit heading west the ground gets steeper and at times it is best to keep 5 metres or so to the south of the wall. Spelga Dam Reservoir appears to the north west as seen in the photo although due to the low cloud we did'nt see it till we were close to the road. Linkback:
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NICKY on Slieve Muck, 2008
by NICKY  7 Mar 2008
Slieve Muck gives one of the best panoramas in the Mournes. This photo was taken on December 30th 2006. We undertook a gentle stroll which included Ott Mt, Carn Mt and finally Muck. An excellent way to spend a few hours. We sat on the slope above Yellow Water for ages listening to The Waterboys. An excellent day!!! Linkback:
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Picture: As you climb Muck, stunning views open up across Spelga Dam
paulocon on Slieve Muck, 2009
by paulocon  24 Jul 2009
Having already bagged an unprecedented (for us novices) three peaks that morning, we made our way down off Pigeon Rock along Batts Wall towards the impressive looking slopes of Slieve Muck. The push up the steep slope along the wall proved quite challenging but each step opened up a more and more impressive view of Spelga Dam and the surrounding hills which we had traversed earlier. The huge trig point proved a welcome sight. The panoramas from the summit are very impressive with the higher Mournes visible across the Mourne Wall, Slieve Foye and Slieve Gullion visible in the near distance and The Sperrins visible further afield. The wall offers shelter for some food and it was here we met Richard and Robert from the Wee Binnians walking club who were doing some reccie for an upcoming trip. The lads sketched out the course of the Mourne Wall which we plan to walk later in the year. Muck is certainly a good challenge and is well worth the effort. Linkback:
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