The Mourne Mountains located in County Down Northern Eire options the very best peaks within the nation; the granite tors are a preferred vacation spot for climbers, hikers and informal walkers. Through the years I’ve managed to climb every of the important thing mountains, some many instances over.
For simpler, informal walks Doan stays a agency favorite. Doan sits in a central place providing 360 diploma views of Slieve Binnian, Slieve Bearnagh, Slieve Comedagh, Slieve Lamagan and Slieve Donard.
The Mourne Mountains
The View to the Mourne Mountains
The encompassing seashores make capturing pictures of the Mourne Mountains straightforward. The preferred needs to be Murlough seashore and nature reserve however Tyrella beach , additional alongside the coast can also be price the additional drive. The mountain view can nearly change relying on the climate and the air density. See The Mournes from Murlough Beach.
A golden hour stroll alongside Murlough seashore could be gorgeous because the solar begins to set behind the mountains. The photographs of the horses had been captured on each Tyrella and Murlough seashores.
Additionally on the foot of the Mournes reside Tollymore Forest Park. The forest presents plenty of gorgeous walks do you have to be postpone by the rougher mountain routes. Foley bridge (within the picture above) sits over the Shimna river inside the forest.
The Mourne Mountains, County Down
The Mournes provide a unique expertise with every passing month. The early sunsets of winter provide gorgeous mild reveals looking towards the Irish Sea. The primary within the submit was captured on the high of Slieve Doan one late November afternoon. Click here to see a larger view. The picture was captured with a pre-production Fujifilm X-Pro2 digicam and was subsequently displayed at launch in Japan.
Doan mountain is our annual new 12 months hike. We now have at all times been lucky with the climate and the late winter solar presents superb views throughout to Kilkeel. See New Year on Doan and Winter Sun on Doan Mountain. Stranger nonetheless, a Doan picture was used to launch of a brand new beer by the Mourne Mountain Brewery. The beer, aptly titled ‘Methods of Escape’ is on the market now in most good stockists.
Though Doan can be my normal, go-to mountain Slieve Bearnagh stays my agency favorite. Typically, folks go for the problem of Slieve Donard (because it’s the very best) however the views are nothing like these supplied by Bearnagh. Take a look at the separate posts : The summit of Slieve Bearnagh and the view from Slieve Bearnagh.
The Mourne Wall
The Mourne Wall is a key characteristic of the mountains and in 2022 celebrated a 100 12 months birthday. The stone wall was initially constructed to guard the Silent Valley water provide from cattle. In harsher climate the wall can provide a reassuring information out of the mountains.
A lot of the photographs featured on this submit additionally seem on the FlixelPix Instagram Feed.
The Seven Sevens
For followers of the Mourne wall, an annual problem takes place referred to as the Seven Sevens. It’s a problem within the truest sense of the phrase. The Seven Sevens follows a set route beginning with Slieve Donard, adopted by Slieve Commedagh, Slieve Bearnagh, Slieve Meelmore, Slieve Meelbeg, Slieve Binnian, and at last Slieve Lamagan. From Slieve Lamagan you make your stroll again all the way down to the start line (Donard automobile park in Newcastle). It’s fairly a problem.
These photographs had been captured with a variety of various cameras, from the Fujifilm X100, to the Fujifilm X-T and X-Pro collection cameras. I at all times are inclined to set the publicity compensation dial to -2 when capturing within the mountains. This method could be helpful when capturing towards direct daylight or the place distinction is essential.