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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 215 members. Recently by: Andy1287, Grimsbyforever, eoghancarton, Fenton, IndyMan, Grumbler, nupat, Lauranna, trostanite, arderincorbett, seamaspeineas, ilenia, marcellawalking, msammon, PeakPaul
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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 569th highest place in Ireland.

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by hbowman1  8 Jul 2011
I climbed Butter mountain for the first time last week-end as part of a circuit of Spelga Dam. Starting from Spelga car park we headed toward Slievenamiskan, followed by Cock Mountain. Thereafter, we headed toward the Mourne Wall at Pigeon Rock Mountain. This section is very marshy and I would strongly recommend gaiters for this part of the Mournes. After a short break we traversed down Pigeon Rock toward Deers Meadow. After crossing the road, we began the ascent of Slieve Muck. I would say this was probably the toughest part of the walk. At the summit of Slieve Muck very fine views were to be had of the High Mournes. The next mountain along the route was Carn. Thereafter we descended toward the stile at the foot of Slieveloughshannagh. After climbing the stile we headed toward Ott car park grid, keeping Ott mountain to the left. Upon arriving at the car park, we ascended Butter mountain. I think the best part of hillwalking is the point at which the crest leads onto the summit and the panorama opens up at once, when all before one only sees a grassy bank. Butter mountain is one mountain which falls into this category. Upon reaching the summit, the views across Spelga Dam towards the western Mournes were amazing. I think it is one of the best panoramas in the Mournes. The full walk is just over 9 miles and took about 6 hours. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/458/comment/6401/
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Beneath Bearnagh and above ground zero, disbelief .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
 
We started in early morning darkness in November .. by mneary34   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
 
Straight up from the car park below Spelga Dam. .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
 
Nothing spectacular about Butter, an easy climb f .. by Jaak   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
 
Others have summed it up perfectly - a handy walk .. by paulocon   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
 
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