Slieve Bearnagh 739m mountain, Mourne Mountains Ireland at
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Slieve Bearnagh Mountain Sliabh Bearnach A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Bearnach [PNNI], 'gapped mountain') Down County, 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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Definitely my favourite mountain in the Mournes b .. by rowanseymour   (Show all for Slieve Bearnagh)
Photo taken on our first visit to Bearnagh, its a .. by shippy   (Show all for Slieve Bearnagh)
Fairly energetic walk, but so worth it. On a clea .. by rogk   (Show all for Slieve Bearnagh)
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boots on Slieve Bearnagh, 2006
by boots  3 Feb 2006
These Boots Where Made for Walking
Planning to take a fairly easy and safe walk, as I was alone, I headed to the Trassey track last Sunday. Always sure there'll be a few people around on a SUnday and the route is quite safe. I didn't fancy the usual predictable walk to Hare's Gap and then along the Brandy Pad, I decided to head right at the Ford, towards the saddle between Meelmore and Bearnagh, which I hadn't done before. I expected a fairly staid and unadventurous walk.
It was anything but. The water flowing down the path had become solid ice, covering every rock and stone on the path. The grassy bank, while crisp with frost underfoot, was a much safer option. Been there, had the crutches, so I stuck to the grassy bank, and even that was tricky in places. I was blown away by how the scene just opened up when I reached the stile. The views from the saddle were magnificent, Doan, Lough Shannagh and beyond. Should have been sensible and headed back down at this stage, what with the slight hangover, the late night etc. But, gave in to the temptation to climb to tBearnagh's summit tor. How could you walk away from that? The walk from the Trassey Track to the saddle is so gentle and gradual a climb that you don't realise how high up you are and how close to the top of Bearnagh.

One of those summits where you can wonder around, a lunar type of landsacpe which seems strangely removed, in a good way. If the views from the saddle were good, wow, the views from the top of Bearnagh were even better. Perfect view of Slievenaglogh, Diamond Rocks, Commedagh and Donard. The views from here on a perfectly clear day, really help you to put the Mournes in perspective, a great overview of where each is in relation to each other. I must say, the climb from the saddle to the top of Bearnagh was a bit hairy. I stayed relatively close to the wall, but had to move out a bit at times to avoid really difficult bits. Loose small stones under foot, with a fairly steep and rocky climb make it 'interesting' but I absolutely loved it. From the top I headed round towards the Hares Gap, taking in the stairs on my way and then back down the track to the car.
Really, one of the most interesting and satisfying walks I have ever had. As a girly, and on my own, it may have been a bit daft to head off alone, especially on the final bit of the ascent, but there were a few little groups of people around and it was a lovely clear day. I certainly wouldn't take it on on a very windy day, as I often feel myself being almost blown over by the force of the wind.

One of the best yet. I'll definitely be back to take some pictures and I'll definitely have someone with me. Sometimes a solitary walk is exactly what you need, but this is one of those to be shared and enjoyed with a good friend, a falsk of smething hot and a bit of choccy to keep the energy up. Trackback:
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