The annual New Year's morning hike to the top of Slieve Donard meant a very rise. Now in its eleventh year the trek from Donard Car Park to the pinnacle of Northern Ireland's largest mountain saw a larger number on the slopes, due predominantly to the milder weather.
Photographs of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway, a World Heritage Site situated just outside the town of Bushmills in County Antrim made famous by the Irish whiskey. All photographs Fujifilm X-T2 with the 16mm f/1.4 lens.
Doan Mountain in the heart of the central Mournes sees a hike through some pretty soft ground so it can be messy at times but the views are definitely worth it. The total walk is about 7km and an elevation of just under 600m.
Hen Mountain is situated in the western Mournes and peaks at approximately 350m above sea level. The three birds, (Hen, Cock and Pigeon rock), is a popular day walk with a total walking distance of around 6 miles.
A few days off meant a trip into the Mournes and the 11km loop to the top of Slieve Binnian. It really is a great little hike with stunning views of the mountains taking in both Ben Crom reservoir and the Blue Lough.
Nothing beats a 6 hour adventure into the Mourne Mountains on a bright winter's day with the Fujifilm X-Pro2. We started with an early meet at Trassey Track and made our way up to Hare's Gap.
Getting out into the Mournes during the winter months can be a challenge given the dramatic reduction in daylight hours. Fortunately an early morning start allowed for a family climb up Doan Mountain.
Slieve Bearnagh is a visually striking mountain featuring a well known crown of granite Tors. Situated in the Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland the famous Mourne Wall guides walkers across the summit east to west. The views from the top the North Tor are stunning.
A hike to the top of Doan Mountain. We took the recommended trek from Ott carpark through to the Mourne wall and then over the softer ground on to Doan, the paths are somewhat limited at times so we were reliant on our directions and the ViewRanger app to get us to the top.