Slieve Bearnagh via Trassey Track Circular Walk
The Slieve Bearnagh via Trassey Track Circular Walk is an exceptional route that will lead you uphill for stunning views across Northern Ireland. While out on the trail, you will traverse the open countryside and make your way into the Mourne Mountains, traversing the summits of Slieve Bearnagh, Slieve Meelmore, and Slieve Meelbeg, before descending the mountainside on the return leg. This walk is challenging in certain areas; however, the views are outstanding and are well worth the required effort.
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Route Description for Slieve Bearnagh via Trassey Track Circular Walk
If you are after an exciting adventure in Northern Ireland that will allow you to explore the rugged terrain of the Mourne Mountains and take in the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape from an elevated position, then the Slieve Bearnagh via Trassey Track Circular Walk is a great option to do so.
Setting out from the Trassey Car Park, you will make your way to the south alongside the Shimna River, traversing the open countryside as you gain elevation enroute to the mountains. Keeping left at the fork to continue on the Trassey Track, you will make your way further uphill to Hares Gap and turn your direction to the southwest on the way to the top of Slieve Bearnagh North Tor, as well as the main summit.
After taking in the spectacular views of the surrounding mountain peaks and reservoirs in the valleys below, you will continue on to the northwest, descending slightly before climbing up the steep slopes of Slieve Meelmore. Turning to the southwest, you will traverse the mountainous terrain on the way to the summit of Slieve Meelbeg, before eventually making your descent of the mountainside. Here, you will make your way down the rugged slope to the northwest and pass by the waters of the Fofanny Reservoir, before turning to the northeast on the return to the car park where you began your adventure.
Getting to the Slieve Bearnagh via Trassey Track Circular Walk Trailhead
The trailhead for the Slieve Bearnagh via Trassey Track Circular Walk can be found 4.0 km southwest of Bryansford, next to the Trassey car park on Trassey Road.
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