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Mourne Mountains Area   E: Lamagan Subarea
Place count in area: 58, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29, EW-CLY 
Highest place:
Slieve Donard, 849m
Maximum height for area: 849 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 821 metres,

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Cove Mountain Mountain This is a name coined in English (no Irish form known). Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred 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: 101.57m,  Isolation: 0.7km
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 188th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Cove Mountain  in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Cove from Rocky
An impressive, bare and rocky summit in a remote part of the Mournes.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, jackill  18 Jun 2023
Cove is an interesting, steep-sided mountain in the E. Mournes. Take care as its S and E flanks are extremely steep and are only breached by the Coachman’s Rd. – a v steep gully which is not for the faint-hearted. It affords fine local views esp of Bearnagh and Donard and of the many valleys in the area.

S. Park at the busy Carrick Little carpark at J345 219 starA, room for 10-15 cars. Walk up the farm track next the carpark & over a stile to open hillside. Follow a good track to J33390 24389 starB, turn right and join up various tracks to reach the col between Lamagan and Cove. Now take the obvious track skirting the cliffs right to the summit. 2hrs+

S. Cove can be done as part of the long Annalong Circuit. Park at junction J35780 22320 starC and take the track N which starts 80m to the E. At J35284 23513 starD swing right up to the SSE spur of Rocky Mt. From the summit head either to Donard or contour below it to the W. Aim for J34193 27894 starE after which you summit S. Beg and drop to its W col before climbing steeply to the top of Cove. 3hrs+

N. Start at Meelmore Lodge J30613 30801 starF – secure paid parking (free car park at J31089 31306 starG). Head S to join the well-worn Trassey Track to the Hare’s Gap and on to J34193 27894 starE. Now follow the route W as above. 2.5 hrs
NW. From Donard Park J37499 30597 starH follow the established route to J34981 27939 starI and on to J34193 27894 starE, continuing as above. 2.25 hrs

Notable tracks incl. track/2865, circular track/3052 and the long track/3076.
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Les mellieurs bons amis, Porthole, Ath-hole and B .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Cove Mountain )
Cove Mountain: quick, quick. Got to get to Binnia .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Cove Mountain )
Climbed Cove as part of a 10 mile cicular route. .. by shippy   (Show all for Cove Mountain )
What an interesting mountain! Park at the Carrick .. by Alex92   (Show all for Cove Mountain )
The east side of the southern ridge off Slieve Co .. by simon3   (Show all for Cove Mountain )
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