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Slieve Donard

Address: Northern Ireland
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Height(m) 850
Height(ft) 2789
Our Rating Rating is 4 out of 5
Location Mourne Mountains, Down
Grid Reference J358276
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Hill Classification Trail 100

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Average reviews rating is 3.5

(Based on 4 reviews)

Ranked 1 of 7 hills in Mourne Mountains, Down

Wow factor

rating is 3

Route variety

rating is 3

Views

rating is 4

LFTO Review

Commanding crown of Northern Ireland, Slieve Donard plays host to the Mourne Wall, named after the mountain range it bisects – of which this is the highest. Slieve Donard is a fine hill, but the real reason to make this journey is the view. Being a coastal mountain, it’s as close as you can get to a perfectly positioned viewpoint of the Lake District’s highest peaks, Dumfries and Galloway, Snaefell on the Isle of Man, the Scottish island monolith of Ailsa Craig and an extraordinary view of Arran.

Best route: from Newcastle, along the Glen River meeting the Mourne Wall about a kilometre from the summit.

 

 





User's Reviews

  • Everyone should do it once

    Jonno

    User's Overall Rating rating is 4

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    Wow factorrating is 4
    Route varietyrating is 3
    Viewsrating is 5

    Northern Ireland highest peak is a lovely walk on a nice day. Steep enough to be taxing but easy enough for all ages at a reasonable pace. Check out NI-Wild.co.uk, Northern Irelands outdoors community for more information or to find people to climb it with. http://www.NI-Wild.co.uk

    (Written by: Jonno)

    08 April 2011 09:46

  • Slieve Donard

    Gribster

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    User's Overall Rating rating is 3

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    Wow factorrating is 2
    Route varietyrating is 3
    Viewsrating is 4

    This is probably Northern Ireland's most popular mountain, but not necessarily the most favourite. The are several more exciting and interesting peaks elsewhere in the Mourne Mountains, but Slieve Donard is the highest in Northern Ireland. This is one of two reasons for its popularity. The other reason is the views from the summit on a clear day - well worth the walk up either the Glen River from the north or the Bloody Bridge River from the east. It is nearly always blowing a gale at the summit, so bring something warm if you're planning to stay up there a while to enjoy the views. Expect to see lots of people.

    (Written by: Gribster)

    07 December 2009 15:41

  • Slieve Donard

    verticalchill

    User's Overall Rating rating is 4

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    Wow factorrating is 4
    Route varietyrating is 3
    Viewsrating is 5

    Not as fun as some of the other mourne's nevertheless its a summit that needs to be bagged (highest in Northern Ireland). Descend to the brandy pad which traverses the lower slopes of the mountain with absolutely fantastic views of the bog of donard.

    (Written by: verticalchill)

    18 July 2008 11:35

  • Slieve Donard

    stevie mac

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    User's Overall Rating rating is 3

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    Wow factorrating is 3
    Route varietyrating is 3
    Viewsrating is 3

    This mountain has great views etc.. A bit too many people around for me though. I prefer the quieter less hiked mountains.

    (Written by: stevie mac)

    29 December 2007 15:19

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