Windy Gap

Eagle Mountain (638m) is the highest peak in the Western Mournes but is better known for its impressive cliff line which faces east across the valley of the Pigeon Rock River. At the head of the valley lies the ‘Windy Gap’ separating Eagle from the adjacent lower summit of Slievemoughanmore. This walk follows a winding path established by stone-men and passes beneath the cliffs and pinnacles of Eagle before ascending Slievemoughanmore from the Windy Gap. To reach the starting point (263205) drive westward from Attical along the C313, quickly crossing the White Water at Ballmageogh bridge and then (400m) turing right onto Sandy Brae road. After 1.7km park sensibly on the grassy ground at the left of the road, immediately before a footbridge over the small Aughnaleck River. More secure parking is available at the Crocknafeola Centre, Tullyframe Road, Attical.

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