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Slieve Bearnagh, Beg and Cove Mountain from Meelmore Lodge

Linear day hike that takes in the best of the Mournes. Starts from Meelmore Lodge and ends in Carrick Little car park.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 10.1 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview :  Linear day hike that takes in some of the best of the Mourne Mountains.

The trail starts in the Meelmore Lodge, where there is secure... more »

Tips:  Map and Compass. Gaiters as it can be boggy.

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Points of Interest

1. Summit of Slieve Bearnagh

Very steep accent of Slieve Bearnagh. Trail can be difficult to find, but keep the Mourne Wall on your left and you can't go wrong :)

2. The Hares Gap

The Hares Gap, a stile in the saddle between Slieve Bearnagh and Slievenaglogh. Good place to have your lunch as you can shelter on the less windy side of the Mourne Wall. Follow The Brandy Pad west from here on a very well defined trail.

3. The Castles and Slieve Donard View

Very nice view of Slieve Donard and The Castles rock formation from the Brandy Pad trail.

4. Slieve Beg, and the start of the Devil's Coachraod

5. Steep accent of Cove Mountain

The part of the trail is very steep.

6. Summit of Cove Mountain

Great views in all directions, the middle of the Mournes!

7. Saddle of Cove Mountain and Slievelamagan

If you are still feeling up for it you can decide at this point if you want to also summit Slievelamagan, and indeed continue on to Slieve Binnian if you feel up to it!

8. Rock Climbers!

Keep an eye on the cliff face to your east. It seems to be a popular spot for rock climbers.

9. Carrick Little Car Park

The end of the road :)