J3527 : The Mourne Wall on Slieve Donard

3 km from Widows Row, Ireland

The Mourne Wall on Slieve Donard
The Mourne Wall on Slieve Donard
Ascending Slieve Donard from the saddle the path sticks to the Mourne Wall. At around 800m the mist thickened and visibility was reduced to less than 10 metres.
The Mourne Wall
The Mourne Wall is a 22 mile long wall in the Mourne Mountains. It was built between 1904 and 1922 by the Belfast Water Commissioners to enclose their water catchment areas in the Mournes and protect the area from the effects of cattle and sheep on the water course. The wall is predominately constructed from local granite stone using traditional dry stone walling techniques; on average the wall is about 1.5 metres high and 0.8 to 0.9 metres thick. It is not uniform in construction along the entire length - the 'classic' granite wall is only to be found north of Carn mountain and Long Seefin with particularly impressive sections on Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donard; elsewhere the wall largely resembles dry stone walls found elsewhere in the Mournes and south County Down. In places, such as Slieve Muck, the wall is not constructed of granite at all.
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2012
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Saturday, 11 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 13 August, 2012
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Uplands  People, Events  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Mourne Wall  Slieve Donard  Mourne Mountains 
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Irish: geotagged! J 354 277 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.8358N 5:55.5406W
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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