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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: Slieve Bearnagh North Tor
 
Bearnagh from Hare's Gap
by slievejohnbeg  18 Jul 2020
I climbed Slieve Bearnagh recently with a few friends of varied experience, beginning at Trassey car park. Meelmore Lodge is an alternative starting point for this approach. We ascended the Trassey Track to Hare's Gap, marvelling at a couple of intrepid climbers scaling the sheer face of Spellack on the way. From Hare's Gap, some handy steep steps begin the ascent onto Bearnagh. Following the Mourne Wall directly to the North Tor looked rather steep, so we headed southwards, skirting around the western face of the mountain to approach the top between the two impressive tors. While cloudy, it was a bright day and the views were spectacular, with the vista stretching from Slievenaglogh round to Binnian. Once at the top, the characteristic craggy tors are well worth the time for some exploration and a little bit of scrambling, if you so desire. The views were marvellous in all directions. We descended following the Wall down the western side, which is steep enough until the col is reached between Bearnagh and neighbouring Meelmore. A zig-zag a little away from the Wall is recommended, rather than sticking close by the Wall, where there is some erosion. Meelmore may be tackled from here, but we crossed the stile and continued on to rejoin the Trassey Track to return. A moderate climb with plenty of variety and interest, which took us about 4 hours or so with plenty of breaks. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/20822/
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