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Ott Mountain Mountain Ucht A name in Irish
(Ir. Ucht [PNNI], 'mountain-breast') Down County, in Arderin List, Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 526.8m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J28364 26957
Place visited by 208 members. Recently by: IainT, seamaspeineas, ilenia, marcellawalking, PeakPaul, Xiom5724, Reeks2011, atlantic73, LorraineG60, guestuser, LorraineG, David-Guenot, mgtrose, rleahy, MichaelG55
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Longitude: -6.034956, Latitude: 54.175567 , Easting: 328365, Northing: 326957 Prominence: 31.83m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 728285 826962,   GPS IDs, 6 char: OtMntn, 10 char: OtMntn
Bedrock type: Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate, (Deep marine turbidite sequence)

This peak overlooks the top of the mountain road between Fofanny Dam and Attical. Ucht literally means 'breast', and applied to landscape it can translated as 'mountain-breast' or 'flank'. It is frequently found with mám, 'pass', e.g. Ucht Máma in Co. Clare or Mám Uchta in Co. Galway. It is possible in the name in question that ucht applies to the flank of mountain crossed by the road (or an earlier track) at its highest point. The top of Ott Mountain is only half a mile from this section of the road.   Ott Mountain is the 480th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Ott Mountain from the East, with Cock Mountain rising from the clouds behind.
 
wicklore on Ott Mountain, 2008
by wicklore  13 Oct 2008
Ott would be the first hill in what I hoped would be a good long day’s walking. I parked at the Blue Quarry/Ott carpark (J 280 279 A) and followed the Ott track SE. It was quite wet and boggy in places. After a few hundred metres I left the track and turned right uphill. Still warming up I found the ground and incline a little tough. However the summit arrived quickly and so did the cloud that I knew would follow me on and off all day. Ott provided a great warm up and, as Alex92 had previously said, there was no one else climbing it. Everyone else seemed to be skirting it on their way elsewhere. The cloud was engulfing me and clearing just as quickly, providing brief ethereal glimpses of Carn Mountain, Butter Mountain and the Spelga Dam. A black bag of rubbish east of the summit spoiled things somewhat-it was ripped and I could see a disposable barbecue, beer cans and food wrappers. Someone had carefully bagged up their rubbish before abandoning it on the Mountain. I wonder what they thought would happen to that bag-do the bin men drive their trucks up here?! I then left Ott and headed for Slieve Loughshannagh. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/461/comment/3381/
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paulocon on Ott Mountain, 2009
by paulocon  21 Jul 2009
Ott was only a short and easy walk from Carn Mountain. Having seen sun and rain earlier in the day, we were briefly pelted with hailstones on the walk to the summit. A small cairn adorns the summit which provides yet another great viewing point for Spelga Dam. From the summit, we made our way down to the track and it was only a short walk across to a jammed Ott car-park. As stated elsewhere, Ott would be the perfect warm-up for an assault on some of the higher Mournes - easily accessible from Ott Car-park and then very convenient to the wall at Carn. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/461/comment/3956/
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Picture: The view over Fofanny Reservoir
Easy Gateway Into The Mournes
by Aidy  21 Oct 2016
Starting from the Ott/Blue Quarry car park on the Moyad Road, there is a good track heading towards Ott. About halfway towards the summit, it veers towards the east, and I left the track there to continue in a southerly direction up the open hillside. All in all, its about a one kilometer walk from the car park to the summit cairn, with great views over the Fofanny and Spelga reservoirs. My first summit of six for the day, ending on Slieve Meelmore. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/461/comment/18668/
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