• Photo of Peak
  • Photo of Peak
  • Photo of Peak
  • Photo of Peak
  • Photo of Peak

Time  5 hours 27 minutes

Coordinates 1074

Uploaded July 16, 2016

Recorded July 2016

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2,644 ft
692 ft
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1.8
3.5
7.05 mi

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near Glasdrumman, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

A beautiful and family friendly summer day-trip. Probably a lot more challenging on colder months.
The ascent on the last leg is steep but solid and the view from the top is very rewarding. There's a visible trail most of the way, and where it's not visible you just follow the stone wall.
In the summer it's possible to get very hot for the first half of the way because you're sheltered from strong winds but you still need a windproof jacket at the top even if sunny. Make sure you take plenty of water and snacks.
Summit

Peak

Information point

The heart of the Mournes

Door

Metal gate

Parking

Parking

3 comments

  • jackpendleton Dec 31, 2017

    I have followed this trail  View more

    A pleasant route with rewarding views throughout. I prefer to take the loop anticlockwise, as the trail towards Blue Lough is a nice warm-up, and there's a great rest spot overlooking Ben Crom Reservoir you can enjoy before starting the Binnian ascent.

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    El Claudio Jan 3, 2018

    Thanks for the comment @jackpendleton and the extra info
    Yes I'd go that way too if I did it again.

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    Pwilliams Mar 26, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    We did it in reverse. Fantastic trail! You have to be fairly fit for this one. Coming down Binnian is fairly tough going but in saying that there were kids doing it with their parents so it can't be that hard. The view over Ben Crom is brilliant. Trail is fairly well kept. It's also dog friendly as our 11 year old collie kept up no problem. Took us 5 hours with a couple of decent breaks.

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