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Millstone Mountain Hill Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in no lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 460m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J37291 28507
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Longitude: -5.897645, Latitude: 54.187175 , Easting: 337291, Northing: 328507 Prominence: 25m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 737209 828512,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MlstMn, 10 char: MlstnMntn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Millstone Mountain is the 696th highest place in Ireland. Millstone Mountain is the most easterly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.

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Start out from the supermarket sized carpark at D .. by gerrym   (Show all for Millstone Mountain)
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Picture: Shower approaching Millstone Mt
Harry Goodman on Millstone Mountain, 2009
by Harry Goodman  19 Dec 2009
A rewarding way to climb Millstone Mountain is to start at the car park at Newcastle Harbour J381296 B and follow the way marked route of The Granite Trail directly up through the forest. The steep trail up follows the line of a former funicular railway known locally as the Boggie Line which was used to transport the granite down from the mountain to the Harbour. The Granite Trail climb up is just over 1100 metres long to the Quarry below Millstone. After crossing the stile the track turns right past Millstone Mountain Quarry and follows along across another stile to a marker and viewpont ( highest point on the Granite Trail ) near Thomas Mountain Quarry. From J371293 C climb up around the right side of the quarry making sure to stay well away from the edge to your left side. Gradually work your way around from heading SW to go SE across a sream and up to the summit at 460m. ( If time and energy allows it is a rewarding approach to the top of Slieve Donard from Millstone Mt. Walk SW across a boggy dip before climbing up the Eastern slopes of Donard, initially over soggy and peaty terrain but increasingly rockey ground up to the Lesser Cairn at J3595027900 D. From here a short walk SSW will take you to the highest point in Ulster. Descend W with a touch of N along the Mourne Wall to the coll at J2495027950 E, then NE down the Glen River track to pick up the route down from Millstone at J365297 A ) To descend directly from Millstone re-trace the route down NNW over the stream and then NE around the Quarry keeping it well to your right. Once down take the track heading NNW into the forest and follow it along to cross a bridge over the Glen River. ( If the walk up Donard has been taken this is the point where the two routes meet up for the final part of the descent down along the Glen River ) Turn right along a path which follows the line of the river down. At the next bridge turn right and once across, immeadiately left down the river track. On reaching Donard Bridge J372302 F do not go across but turn right and follow the forest track out to the public road and then left to the main Newcastle to Kilkeel road. Turn right and walk along to the Harbour Car Park. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/584/comment/4155/
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Fine views from Donard's smaller neighbour .. by csd   (Show all for Millstone Mountain)
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