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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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Slieve Bearnagh (<i>Sliabh Bearnach</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Bearnagh and its North Tor taken from the East.
Distinctive, steep heathery peak with scramble options on large summit tors.
Short Summary created by simon3, markmjcampion, wicklore  2 Jun 2021
Slieve Bearnagh, situated in the northern Mournes close to Newcastle, is one of the most dramatic of the country's peaks. It is topped by some huge tors, the highest of which must be climbed if one is a purist. Otherwise, it is enough for most regular walkers to reach the wider summit area of short grass and breathtaking views which include S. Meelmore, Donard, Binnion and much of the lowlands to the north.

N. Start at Meelmore Lodge at J30613 30801 A - secure parking for a couple of pounds or at the free car park at J31089 31306 B. From either place head S to join the well-worn Trassey Track. When you get to J31882 29120 C you have two choices :
a) continue S up to the Hare’s Gap, turn right and follow the very steep slope up to reach SB North Tor. Follow the track for another few hundred metres to climb up to the main summit of SB. [If you're finding it too steep, it's safe to veer a few hundred metres SW to approx. J31821 28054 D and to approach the summit from the SE.] Allow 2hrs+.
b) head SW along a good track to the col at J30909 28220 E and ascend SB via the v steep NW side. Stay to the right of the wall and zig zag if needed. Allow 2hrs+
Descend v. carefully via either route if not continuing along the ridge.

There are no other obvious direct approaches but it can also be climbed in combination with the 'Meels' to the W or with S'naglogh and Commedagh to the E.

Notable tracks incl. track/2107, track/2021 and for a tough but rewarding long day out track/3362. Linkback:
Mourne 7 .. by hbowman1   (Show all for Slieve Bearnagh (Sliabh Bearnach))
You fall down a manhole: a bad day. You awake to .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Slieve Bearnagh (Sliabh Bearnach))
I did a horseshoe walk in the Mournes last week, .. by sbender   (Show all for Slieve Bearnagh (Sliabh Bearnach))
Definitely my favourite mountain in the Mournes b .. by rowanseymour   (Show all for Slieve Bearnagh (Sliabh Bearnach))
“ It isn’t that gully.” “Yes it is.” “No it’s not .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Slieve Bearnagh (Sliabh Bearnach))
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