A view of Doan Mountain from the top of Slieve Bearnagh. The Mourne mountain are claimed to be the only mountains that actually meet the sea and you can just see the Irish sea on the left hand side of the image.
Northern Ireland has a remarkable weather system. Torrential rain twenty miles from the mountain and I was concocting a range of excuses why we shouldn't venture out. One of the wettest days in August turned out to be a stunning afternoon on the mountains.
Slieve Bearnagh in Northern Ireland's Mourne mountains is one of my favourite hikes and climbs. Northern Ireland's fourth highest mountain, Slieve Bearnagh's summit is crowned by a number of rocky tors and the famous Mourne Wall crosses along the summit from east to west.
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.