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Belfast Hills Area
Place count in area: 10, OSI/LPS Maps: 15, 20, 21 
Highest place:
Divis, 478m
Maximum height for area: 478 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 380 metres,

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Slievetrue Hill Sliabh an Triúir A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh an Triúir [AMacAB], 'mountain of the three (brothers)') Antrim County, in Binnion List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 312m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 15 Grid Reference: J34666 89120
Place visited by 30 members. Recently by: Fergalh, eamonoc, jimbloomer, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, eflanaga, Wilderness, Ulsterpooka, jimmyread, Garmin, daftgrandad, chalky, paddyhillsbagger, AntrimRambler, Peter Walker
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Longitude: -5.910279, Latitude: 54.732014 , Easting: 334666, Northing: 389120 Prominence: 189m,  Isolation: 6.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 734585 889111,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvtr, 10 char: Slievetrue
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

Marked as Carn Hill on the OSNI Discoverer map, but better known as Slievetrue. Locally this is pronounced Slieveytrue with 3 syllables. The mountain derives its Irish name from 3 standing stones known as The Three Brothers, located about half a mile SW of the summit. These are now somewhat disguised as they have been integrated into a field wall.   Slievetrue is the third highest hill in the Belfast Hills area and the 1128th highest in Ireland. Slievetrue is the second most northerly summit in the Belfast Hills area.

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Picture: Looking N over wooded Carninard to Agnew's Hill from the top of Slievetrue
Harry Goodman on Slievetrue, 2009
by Harry Goodman  30 Aug 2009
As this is one of the 100 hills nearest to where I live I decided to combine a climb over it with a walk in Woodburn Forest. I parked at one of the entrance tracks into the forest ( J 352887 A ) which served as the start point for both walks. For Slievetrue walk some 50 metres S along the road and turn right up a farm track, which also serves as access to the communications ariel near the top. On my way up I spoke to a lady at the first house and asked if it was permissible for me to use the lane to get to the top of the hill. She told me that there was no problem. On the way up I passed through a number of gates. The top is marked by a trig pillar at 312m. From here the 360 degree view is splendid (even with the mast ). To the N is Agnew's Hill and the the hills forming the eastern escarpment of the Antrim Plateau (see picture). W are the Sperrins and Lough Neagh. In the foreground SW is the main ridge of the Belfast Hills from Divis to Cave Hill while S is the outline of the High Mournes from Donard to Eagle Mountain. The view E is across Carrickferfus to Belfast Lough and the Copeland Islands Once I had taken my fill of this wonderful panorama I decided to go in search of "The Three Brothers", standing stones mentioned in the main write up to Slievetrue. Initially I headed SW over the flatish top of the hill then down a small dip to a fence junction, which I crossed, and the up a small rise to a fence which I followed down to the right to meet a small cement lane. The standing stones are at the meeting point with the lane. As mentioned in the main write up, they are to some extent built into the field wall (J 338888 B). All said they are not very impressive! I then retraced back to Slievetrue before taking a direct line E with a touch of S down the hillside to a ruined farm (J350890 C) to pick up a cement path leading out to the road where a right turn and 200 metres brought me back to the start. If in the area this little hill is worth climbing for the views but I would suggest that you do not go out of your way to do so. Straight up and down could be done in 30 minutes. By the way from the top you can see the two other listed hills for Belfast, Divis to the SW and E across Belfast Lough Cairngaver the higest point in the Craigantlet Hills. Linkback:
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A cracking walk around three resevoirs to a high .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slievetrue)
Changes? .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Slievetrue)
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