J3323 : Towards Slieve Binnian

taken 14 years ago, 4 km from Glasdrumman, Northern Ireland

Towards Slieve Binnian
Towards Slieve Binnian
Looking towards Binnian along the Mourne Wall. The dry stone walls in the background are field boundaries.
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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J3323, 39 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 30 December, 2007
Category
Countryside   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 337 231 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.3791N 5:57.2152W
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Irish: geotagged! J 339 230
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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