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.
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.
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.
Ever since I visited Barrowdale with Millican, Fujifilm and a great group of Fujifilm X Photographers I have been longing to get back and explore the area properly. It has been almost two years since my last visit and I was excited to show everyone the natural glory of the Lakeland parks.
Recently we embarked on a walking holiday back over to the stunning Lake District in England. We centred our focus on the mountains along Derwentwater and the Newlands Valley. We did the traditional Catbells walk and the views from the top were stunning.
Sticking to our ‘minimum of one hike per month’ policy, May saw a walk from Bloody Bridge to the Mourne Wall located about halfway up Slieve Donard. Bloody Bridge is said to have been given the name following a massacre that occured in the area in 1641.