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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
Place visited by 400 members. Recently by: Pikes, justynagru, Fenton, Andy1287, amgall, Liamob, abcd, Grumbler, Djouce, leonardt, seamaspeineas, briankelly, Harry-Badger, Lauranna, paulbrown
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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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Cove demands respect
by PinkyFloyd  7 Aug 2018
Did this today as part of a long walk of the Inner Mournes (Carrick Little, Binnian, Lamagan, Cove, Beg, Brandy Pad then back down the valley to Carrick Little).

The weather was good though I was on my own so a bit nervous as had only done Binnian before. As I ascended Cove from the col between Lamagan and Cove, I tracked right to what looked like a path that would take me round the edge of the mountain crags (and it did). However, the path petered out and I didn't much like where I was, especially as I was unfamiliar and on my own, so I had a peek at my map and just turned sharp left and tracked straight up the mountain hitting the cairn in no time. I felt LOTS better to be off that other path! Cove definitely demands respect, if in doubt, track up the mountain away from initial crags. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/181/comment/20004/
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Picture: Beg and Commedagh from Cove
 
Return to Cove!
by PinkyFloyd  16 Sep 2018
Today was the second time I have visited Cove. Anyone who read my first comment will know my first visit was alone and an altogether nervous affair. Well, the return was a much better experience. Being there with others who knew the mountain meant the nerves disappeared and the path above the crags held no fear. We stopped at the top of the Cove gulley for lunch and that seemed to me a pretty precarious place for lunch but I soon settled in and just enjoyed the view.

Instead of coming over Lamagan this time we ascended via Lower Cove and on to the col between Lamagan and Cove. Cove gives amazing views of the Annalong valley and spectacular views of Beg, Donard and Commedagh. It was a perfect day and I now consider Cove a friend, though one which I will always treat with respect. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/181/comment/20067/
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