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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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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Slieve Muck (<i>Sliabh Muc</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Muck from the SE
Southerly top of a fine spine in the central Mournes.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, jackill  30 Dec 2020
Slieve Muck is a broad, rocky hill to the west of the Silent Valley in county Down. Like a lot of the Mournes it has a network of high walls tracing across its upper slopes making for easy navigation. It's a good vantage point on a clear day to see much of the Mournes range incl. some of its fine valleys and reservoirs. Further afield lie the Cooley and Sperrin mts.
W. Park at J27115 25243 starA where there is room for 5-6 cars. Cross the road and over the wall on the far side heading generally east then follow the stone wall uphill until it meets the main Mourne wall near the summit which is marked by a trig pillar. Allow 45mins
N. Park close to J28010 27857 starB and head for the NW spur of Ott mountain. From Ott head for the main wall on Carn Mt. N Top and follow this south to Muck passing Carn mt. en route. Best to leave Carn on the north side of the wall to avoid a potential impasse on its southern side at J28420 26005 starC. Allow 2 hrs. Either retrace your steps or make your way down to the road on the western side and walk north back to the car,
S. Park at approx. J28441 21414 starD and walk up the Banns Rd. to J29280 23750 starE. Follow the wall NW from here for a little under 2km. The going is wet, steep and pathless in places but great views open up as you ascend. Allow 90 mins.
From this same parking spot you can also walk north about 1km up the B27 and ascend steeply via the S spur.
Notable tracks include track/4299 and track/4393 both of which can be easily adapted. Linkback:
I Followed the Banns Road from the small car park .. by Michael McA   (Show all for Slieve Muck (Sliabh Muc))
I headed up Slieve Muck from the summit of Carn. .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slieve Muck (Sliabh Muc))
It's all physiological .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Muck (Sliabh Muc))
And so he broke the horizon with his jolly red fa .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Slieve Muck (Sliabh Muc))
We came up to the summit by following the wall fr .. by csd   (Show all for Slieve Muck (Sliabh Muc))
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