Ben Crom Summit via Ott Track Walk
The Ben Crom Summit via Ott Track Walk is a fun, and at times challenging, adventure that will lead you through a variety of rugged terrain to reach a beautifully scenic summit viewpoint. While out on the trail, you will traverse marshlands and the undulating landscape of the Mourne Mountains, before climbing up the slopes of Ben Crom for views overlooking the Silent Valley. Due to the rough and wet nature of the landscape, it is recommended to wear water-resistant walking boots and bring poles for stability.
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Route Description for Ben Crom Summit via Ott Track Walk
Stunning mountain top views and a fun day out in the wilderness await on the Ben Crom Summit via Ott Track Walk. While not overly difficult, this route does feature some challenging sections of trail, particularly the marshland portions that can be slow going; however, the stunning views from atop Ben Crom will certainly make up for the trouble.
Setting out from the trailhead on Slievenaman Road, you will make your way to the southeast along the Ott Track as it traverses the lower slopes of Ott Mountain. After working your way uphill, you will skirt around the summit of Slieve Loughshannagh, while taking in the views of Lough Shanna below to the south.
From here, you will continue on to the southeast and traverse the open marshlands, trying to avoid getting your feet wet in this barren landscape before making the final push up to the summit of Ben Crom. Once there, you will enjoy sweeping views of the Silent valley and the surrounding area, including the Silent Valley and Ben Crom reservoirs, as well as countless nearby peaks. After taking in the views, you will head back down the mountain along the same path that will bring you back to the trailhead.
Getting to the Ben Crom Summit via Ott Track Walk Trailhead
The trailhead for the Ben Crom Summit via Ott Track Walk can be found along Slievenaman Road, just northeast of the Spelga Reservoir.
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