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Mourne Mountains Area   N: Bearnagh 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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Slieve Bearnagh Mountain Sliabh Bearnach A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Bearnach [PNNI], 'gapped mountain') Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 739m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J31316 28034
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Longitude: -5.988843, Latitude: 54.184159 , Easting: 331316, Northing: 328034 Prominence: 304m,  Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 731268 828003,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvBrn, 10 char: SlvBrngh
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

One of the most recognisible peaks of Mourne and perhaps the only one that necessitates removing hands from pockets. Slieve Bernagh gets its name from the two rocky granite tors which crown the summit and the gap or saddle betweeen them.   Slieve Bearnagh is the 85th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Bearnagh (<i>Sliabh Bearnach</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The sun setting behind Slieve Bearnagh, viewed from the North Tor.
 
csd on Slieve Bearnagh, 2006
by csd  8 Jan 2006
Having tackled the North Tor from Hare's Gap, the route up to the main summit is simplicity itself: just follow the wall. I was fortunate to catch the sun just as it was setting behind the summit tors, as viewed from the North Tor summit. Return to the Trassey Track was achieved by heading west down to the col with Slieve Meelmore. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/2130/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Bearnagh (<i>Sliabh Bearnach</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: A 15 photo montage, see full sized here http://db.tt/xMfQ7E2K
A Mournes Panorama
by muzag  8 Apr 2012
Last Sunday I met up with a friend's group to do Slieve Bearnagh. The sun was shining and I was up and out early. Too early as it happened, so rather than wait in a car park I headed up above the Spellack slabs from where I could look down on the Trassey Valley (http://db.tt/g0Fd44oW) and see my group as they emerged from the Clonachullion Woods. We met up at the start of the climb to Hares' Gap and from there up to the North Tor for lunch and the Summit Tor for a spot of clambering.

Clouds had obscured the sun which, in a way, was a good thing as it enabled me to take this panorama shot. It's a series 15 photos, stitched together using Hugin (http://hugin.sourceforge.net/). A larger version is available here http://db.tt/xMfQ7E2K.

From Bearnagh we dropped down to the Pollaphuca pass, veering off with a bit of south on the way down to miss the erosion by the wall. From there up to Slieve Meelmore (my first visit to the 'third tower') and then back to where I had been waiting before at Spellack and so to the sheepfold. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/6760/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Bearnagh (<i>Sliabh Bearnach</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Anocht a theim sa Bearnagh baol...
 
CaptainVertigo on Slieve Bearnagh, 2005
by CaptainVertigo  30 Apr 2005
Bearnagh as seen by the Navan Hillwalkers from behind the Mourne Wall Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/1665/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Bearnagh (<i>Sliabh Bearnach</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Bearnagh North Tor
eoinc1 on Slieve Bearnagh, 2005
by eoinc1  7 Nov 2005
We ascended Slieve Bearnagh at the beginning of August. The night before, we camped at the foot of the Mournes, in the Mweelmore Lodge site ( http://www.meelmorelodge.co.uk/ ). On a beautiful Sunday morning, we started the ascent using the usual Trassey Track route (car park at start = J 311 314 starA). We tracked up to the Hares Gap (J 323 287 starB), where we crossed the Mourne Wall. We then headed steeply up to the fantastic rock formations on top of the North Tor (J 316 283 starC) (which picture, taken from the peak, illustrates). Finally, it was up to the peak (J 313 281 starD), where we lunched. We descended steeply down by the Mourne Wall on the other side, and then back to the track up from the car park. A wonderful hike - beautiful scenery, and great rock formations. Thoroughly recommended.
I've put a Google Earth track of our trek on the web at: http://www.hy-brasil.com/googleEarth .
We used the 1:25000 OS Northern Ireland map of the Mournes ( http://www.osni.gov.uk/paper/activity_maps.html#am1 ) . The following evening, we moved to a different camp site, closer to Newcastle - Tollymore Forest Park ( http://www.forestserviceni.gov.uk/our_forests/tollymore/tollymore.htm ), run by the Northern Ireland Forest Service. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/2029/
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Picture: The summit tor of Slieve Bearnagh seen on the approach from the west
 
pdtempan on Slieve Bearnagh, 2006
by pdtempan  30 May 2006
Slieve Bearnagh provides a great view down the length of the Silent Valley. Yesterday we could see as far south as Howth Head. Chickened out of climbing to the very top of the granite tor because of the ferocious wind. Another time... Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/2358/
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Picture: This way up
nicole on Slieve Bearnagh, 2006
by nicole  4 Sep 2006
A crew of walkers of mixed ability (but all very able) climbed this super mountain on 2/9/06. At Hares gap we split in to two groups, those who would go over the top and those who would contour, each had a walk leader, and we would meet at the stile at the south col. Unfortunately the weather came down and visability was pretty much zero the "over the top" group aided by the great wall suffered no navigational difficultiues, while the "contour" group didn't make it to the arranged meeting point. While there was no danger, there was some confusion due wild winds, shifting mists and instant rivers of water. Phone coverage is sporadic and contact could no be made. After waiting for an amount of time, the "over the top"group left a message in the sand at the meeting point and descended. Group "contour" had encountered bad visability combined with heavy ground water creating fast rivers and had to descend rather than meet at arranged point. While everybody was safe and safe proceducres were followed, second-guessing what another group might do or what might have happened can cause some confusion and chaos. Strong leadership is required and it was this that ensured a safe return by both groups. Thanks James and Daniel. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/2478/
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