Kings Mountain 462m hill, Dartry Mountains Ireland at
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Kings Mountain Hill An Sliabh Mór A name in Irish
also Slievemore an extra name in English
(Ir. An Sliabh Mór [AMacAB*], 'the big mountain') Sligo County, in no lists, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 462m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G70332 44180
Place visited by 107 members. Recently by: trevorf, Peter Walker, denisdeasy, eamonoc, grzywaczmarcin, Haulie, paulbrown, robcon54, supersullivan, ColinCallanan, PeakPaul, bryanmccabe, 40Shades, jasonmc, davsheen
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Longitude: -8.457057, Latitude: 54.345428 , Easting: 170332, Northing: 344180 Prominence: 27m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 570282 844178,   GPS IDs, 6 char: KngsMn, 10 char: KngsMntn
Bedrock type: Dark fine-grained cherty limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

Kings Mountain is the 684th highest place in Ireland.

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"Usnea Articulata" in Glencar !!! .. by swoop   (Show all for Kings Mountain) Picture about mountain Kings Mountain in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
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gerrym on Kings Mountain, 2008
by gerrym  16 Jul 2008
A great way to reach Kings Mountain is via the heights above Glencar Lough. Parking next to the lough at a small carpark (758437 C) a short walk brings a road heading steeply uphill (757436 D) through forest. This corkscrews it way up 200m above the lough in the small space between the lough and cliffs and offers tantalising glimpses of the water further and further below. The track enters open hillside and offers views along the 6km of hills to Kings Mtn and across to the Castelgal hills on the other side of Glencar.

There follows a fantastic walk high above the wide valley below. As the track peters out take to the moorland and basically follow the edge for the next 6km - simple as that? Not quite - it is much more exciting! The immediate views are great but a wider vista across Sligo Bay to the Ox Mtns and the higher Nephin Begs soon appears. Truskmore is visible across a sea of bog to the N. There are a number of excursions inland to circle the river valleys coming down from the plateau. This may seem tedious but they offer opportunities to further explore - the remains of old mining operations, the deep fissures in the limestone, dry riverbeds as the water uses other means to escape to the land below, small caves, waterfalls, cliffs and all the while the views mentioned earlier - what is that song that us older men would probably know - 'heaven is aplace on earth'.

Eventually arrive at the ending of the hills have been looking towards only to find that it not in fact Kings Mtn (but an unnamed point at 436m (711439 E). There is a steep drop and reascent through Kings Gulley to the object of desire - passing the track and another dry riverbed. The summit is impressively rocky as the pic shows. Views stretch along the entirity of Glencar with the Briefne hills beyond to the E; to the S sligo city was laid out, backed by Lough Gill and low rugged hills; further S Mayo stretched out into the Atlantic with its big hills prominent and the top of Slievmore on Achill just getting a look in; to the W the next object of desire reared up from the smoothness of the Atlantic Benbulbin looking very shapely (how easily we men are enticed by all things pretty). 10.5 km and 3 hrs of walking with only my shadow for company (and of course those shapely objects of desire!) Linkback:
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A Chasm fit for Kings .. by simon3   (Show all for Kings Mountain)
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A great vantage point for taking pictures of King .. by simon3   (Show all for Kings Mountain)
On Tuesday 26th May after visiting Benbulbin and .. by Geo   (Show all for Kings Mountain)
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