GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Slieve Binnian Walk

7 miles (11 km)

This challenging loop walk climbs to Slieve Binnian in the Mourne Mountains.
The walk starts from the Carrick Little car park at 74 Oldtown Road, Annalong, Newry. From here you can pick up the trails heading north past Annalong Wood to Percy Bysshe.
You continue past the Blue Lough with fine views down to the Ben Crom Reservoir which lies to the north. You then turn south to climb to the north top which stands at a height of 678 metres. The route continues south to climb to the Binnian summit which stands at 746 metres. There are some interesting granite tors and wonderful far reaching views over the Mournes from here.
You then head south east, passing the East Top before retracing your steps to the car park.

Postcode

BT34 4RW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Slieve Binnian Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north east and you could enjoy another climb to the popular Slieve Donard, the highest peak in Northern Ireland.

Photos

Binnian's Big Nose - geograph.org.uk - 220146

Binnian's Big Nose. One of the many humanoid-like tors on Binnian.

Mourne Wall near Annalong Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1138055

Mourne Wall near Annalong Wood. The Mourne Wall running from near Carrick Little towards Annalong Wood with Long Seefin in the background. The wall does appear to have been built in different sections, with some areas of a much higher standard of construction than others. The author Paddy Dillon has written an excellent book on walking in the Mournes ('The Mournes: Walks' by Paddy Dillon published by O'Brien Press, ISBN: 086278896X) and his map of the Mourne Wall walk would seem to concur that this section leading from Carrick Little carpark to Slieve Binnian is indeed rightly attributed as the 'Mourne Wall'. Dillon also offers the following brief notes on the wall itself: "The course of the Mourne Wall on either side of the Silent Valley is disappointing, and in places it seems to be a haphazard construction. The truly 'classic' proportions of the wall are found northwards of Carn Mountain and Long Seefin, and there are some particularly stout sections on Slieve Corragh and the Bog of Donard."

Path by Annalong Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1138175

Path by Annalong Wood. Walking on the path from Carrick Little towards Ben Crom reservoir. The western edge of Annalong Wood is on the right. Slievelamagan is directly ahead.

Percy Bysshe and Slieve Donard - geograph.org.uk - 1139452

Percy Bysshe and Slieve Donard. The profile of the Percy Byssheoutcrop near Slievelamagan with Slieve Donardin the background.

Granite boulders on North Tor - geograph.org.uk - 103314

Granite boulders on North Tor. North Tor forms the northern spur to Slieve Binnian and has several granite tors

Towards Ben Crom - geograph.org.uk - 1139419

Towards Ben Crom. Following the path from Carrick Little in the Mournes towards a point above Ben Crom reservoir which lies over the far ridge ahead. Ahead on the left is Ben Crom mountain.

On the rocky summit of Slieve Binnian - geograph.org.uk - 103277

This view looks south towards Kilkeel from the rocky summit of Slieve Binnian.

Descending from North Tor. View N. - geograph.org.uk - 103317

Descending from North Tor. View N. Descending from North tor there is an excellent view across Ben Crom Reservoir to the rugged peak of Slieve Bearnagh.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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