Slieve Meelmore

In common with most Mourne place-names, Slieve Meelmore is derived from Irish and translates as ‘the big bare mountain’. The terrain is more interesting than its name suggests however, and this walk encompasses sections of the Mourne Wall, montane grassland, bilberry clad mountain slopes and a descent through the deep rocky glen of Pollaphuca. Slieve Meelmore’s summit gives views across the heart of the Mournes; those of Slieve Bearnagh and its picturesque tors are particularly fine. The walk begins at Happy Valley car park, Trassey Road (293296), 600m east of junction with the Bryansford-Kilkeel road (C312).

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