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Cove Mountain Mountain (no Irish form known) Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 654.8m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J33661 27080
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Longitude: -5.953839, Latitude: 54.175328 , Easting: 333661, Northing: 327081 Prominence: 99.78m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 733581 827086,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CvMntn, 10 char: CvMntn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

This name only exists in English, but its origin is, nonetheless, uncertain. It has been interpreted as 'Cave Mountain'. There is a cave passing through a spur which is almost blocked, but, as pointed out in PNNI, this cave is actually on neighbouring Slievelamagan. It is more likely that the word 'cove' refers to the corrie which separates Cove Mountain from Slievelamagan.   Cove Mountain is the 187th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Commedagh and Donard from Cove
 
Immersed in the Mournes
by paulocon  10 Jan 2011
I completed all the Mourne 2,000 footers on Monday last by taking in Chimney Rock and Cove on a superb winter's morning. Having climbed Chimney Rock from the pretty dull path leading from Bloody Bridge, I crossed over to Cove via the Bog of Donard and the Brandy Pad.

The route offered superb walking with a heavy frost leaving the crossing of the bog a less challenging task that usual. I veered off the Brandy Pad at the large cairn below Slieve Beg and headed up Beg before crossing over to Cove. Although only a half kilometre from Beg, the climb up Cove is over very steep ground.


Cove gives great views across the Mournes with the mountains looking particularly stunning in the early morning winter sunshine. From the summit cairn, you get a real feeling of being in the middle of the Mournes. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/181/comment/6198/
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Picture: Cove as seen from Corragh
mneary34 on Cove Mountain, 2005
by mneary34  17 Oct 2005
Sometimes the most impressive aspect of a mountain can be viewed from an unexpected angle. While crossing near the summit of Slieve Corragh at J 333 288 A the mist cleared and revealed this image of Cove Mountain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/181/comment/2002/
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BILLNOR on Cove Mountain, 2007
by BILLNOR  29 Mar 2007
My wife and I Climbed Cove Mtn via Slieve Beg for the first time Sunday 25/03/07. Used the secure carpark at Meelmore Lodge walked around the base of Meelmore then across to the Trassey Track and onwards to the Hares Gap. Following the Brandy Pad around towards the shoulder between Commedagh and Beg and then took a short walk to the summit. When I got to the summit of Beg we stopped for a cup of tea and a bite to eat. The view from the summit of this small mountain makes it worth climbing, especially back towards Bearnagh and with a goord perspective of Donard and Commedagh. After lunch we had a close encounter with the Devils Coach road just looking down towards the valley and the sheer steepness of the scree slope is enough to raise the pulse . We contuined our walk to with a steep cliimb to the summit of Cove the view here are even better taking in LAMAGAM,THE BINNIANS ,BEN CROM,MEELBEG & MEELMORE to name a few. Time was running short so we retraced our steps back the way we came to Meelmore Lodge an enjoyable walk on a mild sunny day. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/181/comment/2652/
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simon3 on Cove Mountain, 2004
by simon3  25 Oct 2004
Cove Mountain has a bare, rocky summit. Being remote from any access point to the Mournes, you will probably visit it as part of a longer traverse. It’s part of the ragged ridge that extends south of Slieve Commedagh, so perhaps your route to Cove will also be including Slieve Beg to the north and Slievelamagan to the south. This view, to the south west, shows the summit cairn and the tors of Slieve Binnian on the skyline. The sea is part of Carlingford Lough. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/181/comment/1274/
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zeaphod on Cove Mountain, 2003
by zeaphod  22 Sep 2003
A nice easy walk from Carricklittle car park, on old miners tracks the whole way up to lower cove, then up towards the col between Cove and Lamaggan. The lake in lower cove has almost disappeared into the reeds. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/181/comment/676/
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mneary34 on Cove Mountain, 2005
by mneary34  27 Mar 2005
As we walked along the Annalong River at 343267 B Cove Mountain formed an impressive shape on the western side as per the photo. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/181/comment/1605/
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