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Mourne Mountains Area   W: Spelga Subarea
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Cock Mountain Mountain Sliabh an Choiligh A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh an Choiligh [PNNI], 'mountain of the cock') Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 504m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J25357 26841
Place visited by 317 members. Recently by: No1Grumbler, djacobs, Jai-mckinney, rdkernan, DelStewart, nupat, declantb, abeach, Carolyn105, cdpevans, tomodub, srr45, dregish, IndyMan, Pikes
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Longitude: -6.081033, Latitude: 54.175277 , Easting: 325357, Northing: 326841 Prominence: 130m,  Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 725278 826847,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cck504, 10 char: CckMntn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

There is a veritable aviary hereabouts: Cock Mountain has neighbours named Hen Mountain, Eagle Mountain and Pigeon Rock Mountain.   Cock Mountain is the 560th highest place in Ireland.

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Agree with comments regarding Hen Mountain - defi .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Cock Mountain)
Approached Cock Mountain from Slievnamiskan from .. by paulocon   (Show all for Cock Mountain) Picture about mountain Cock Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Taken on route to Pigeon - southern cairn higher?
Hen as mighty as Cock?
by darrenf  22 Sep 2010
I can't face up to the truth, it pains me too much!! I dare not say it out loud but I think I have fallen in love with the Mournes. Being a Dublin man it should come as no surprise that I have spent most weekends, for as long as I can remember anyway, on the Wicklow hills. Similar to a young fella who always ends up in the same bar on a Saturday night the Wicklow hills are my local, and no matter what always will be. However in recent months I have found myself in the Mournes, and on more than a few occassions have stayed the weekend. The Mournes themselves have a lot of charm and interest with numerous dramatic peaks, rocky tors and of course the infamous mourne wall. Indeed the whole area has plenty to offer - great facilities for walkers, plenty of decent accomodation, quaint villages, forest parks, the sea and of the course the mountains!

On my last venture north weecided on a less taxing walk and headed for the well documented route of Hen, Cock and Pigeon. We parked at the sandbank road carpark J233 278 A. Just after 10am the carpark was already full and we parked sensibly along the road. Across the road from the carpark, to the left hand side of the house, a gravel track heads into the hills. This track is clearly marked on sheet 29 and before long one comes to a gate. We passed throught the gate with the tors of Hen Mountain tempting us the whole time. We took a direct route from this gate up to Hen, where there were many rock climbers and scramblers plying their trade.

After a qucik browse around the tors we headed directly for Cock Mountain. There a number of small trails/sheep trails which can be picked up to take you across to the foot of Cock. The pull up Cock is short lived and you are rewarded with views across to Spelga Dam and beyond. There are two small cairns atop Cock and I, along with other posts on the website,wondered which was the highest. I have to agree with Colin Murphy on this as my GPS puts the southern cairn slightly higher - you can never judge from photos but the one below also makes a case for it. From Cock we headed for Pigeon Rock, refer to same for rest of route Linkback:
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Cock mountain suffers by comparison with it's nea .. by MadFrankie   (Show all for Cock Mountain)
Access note for Co ck Mountain: the surrounding l .. by csd   (Show all for Cock Mountain)
View From Southerly Cairn on Cock Mountain toward .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Cock Mountain)
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