Hill Walk Slieve Binnian
Route Details: Slieve Binnian, Mourne Mountains
Distance/Duration: 12.4km / 5.5 hours (including breaks)
Height: Summit 747mtrs, climb 620mtrs
Meeting Point: Carrick Little Walkers Car Park Carrick Little Walkers Car Park (£3/€3.50 charge)
Walk Start Time: 9.30am (meet 9.15am) 1hr 35mins from Skerries
Further Info: This is a moderate hill walk in the Mournes with spectacular views.
We have to start our walk early as the car park gets full quite early due to how popular this hill walk is. We start our walk at the Carrick Little Walkers Car Park, up the lane on the left-hand side. The charge for the day is £3/€3.50 charge for the day and there are toilet facilities on site. We start at the base of Slieve Binnian taking an anti-clockwise route circular to the Summit. Passing the Annalong Wood on our right and passing close to the Blue Lough and up to a viewing point looking over Ben Crom Reservoir. From here we will have a climb to the North Tor which is a monstrous outcrop of granite. We continue our ascent passing some smaller tors. We then get to a break on the Mourne wall and go through and veer right and continue to the Summit. At the Summit there are fantastic panoramic views with the Silent Valley Reservoir on the right. After a break at the Summit we will start our descent keeping the Mourne Wall to our right. Carrick Cottage Café is beside the car park for those who would like a well-deserved coffee stop at the end of the hill walk on the terrace overlooking the valley. (Don’t forget to bring some Sterling! – though they do accept Euro).
Directions: Refer to google maps link above. Car sharing can be arranged individually through the WhatsApp group.
Please Text the leader by Friday 1st July if you intend to go on the walk. A WhatsApp group will be set up for ease of communication for those coming on the walk. If you do not wish to be included, please let the leader know when registering your interest in the walk. Some pics of the walk below.