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Mourne Mountains Area   W: Spelga 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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Butter Mountain Mountain Sliabh an Ime A name in Irish
also Slievenamuck an extra name in English
(Ir. Sliabh an Ime [PNNI], 'mountain of the butter') Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 500m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J27480 27975
Place visited by 227 members. Recently by: Vfslb1904, upper, Aidy, Kirsty, Carolyn105, dregish, rdkernan, DelStewart, cdpevans, abcd, srr45, Maire-Ni, Andy1287, Grimsbyforever, eoghancarton
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Longitude: -6.047975, Latitude: 54.184827 , Easting: 327480, Northing: 327975 Prominence: 95m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 727407 827969,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BtrMnt, 10 char: BtrMntn
Bedrock type: Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate, (Deep marine turbidite sequence)

The name 'Butter Mountain' is not a reference to EU surpluses. It probably comes from the practice of burying butter to preserve it. It was used by people who tended cattle in the mountains during the summer. [Mícheál Ó Mainnín]   Butter Mountain is the 566th highest place in Ireland.

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I recently did my bronze duke of ed. we started f .. by craiglynn666   (Show all for Butter Mountain (Sliabh an Ime))
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Picture: View W from Butter mt, Cock and Hen mts in foreground.
Following the Mourne Way over Butter Mt.
by Harry Goodman  8 Nov 2011
As described in other members comments there is a short and easy way to climb Butter Mt. There is however a more rewarding alternative route which follows part of the Mourne Way. Starting at the Blue Quarry (Ott Track) car park J280 279 D the route is fully described in the WalkNI web site and in an illustrated booklet which can be requested on line. There are fine views NE to the high Mournes and, as the walk follows the wide U shaped ridge on the top of Butter Mt and turns SW Cock and Hen Mts in the Western Mournes and Slieve Gullion in Armagh come into view. On reaching the Spelga Pass road J260280 E turn left and at the T junction left again to walk back to the start. If you have two cars leave one at the Spelga Dam Car Park and avoid the road walk back. Linkback:
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