Muck, Carn and Ott, Mournes

2 April, 2017 @ 10:15 – 18:30

Meet at car park at the junction of Dunbar Link/Exchange Street/Corporation Street at 10:15am, or at 11.45am at the car park opposite the entrance to the Ott Track.To get there follow the Bryansford Road out of Bryansford, turn left at the junction with Slievenaman Road (marked Kilkeel) and continue for 1.5 km, Ott car park is on the left hand side, past Fofanny Dam which sits to your left.

Please ensure you have suitable hiking boots and water proof gear (in case the weather turns bad).

As this is a linear walk, we will leave a car here and all travel down to the car park at the entrance to the Banns Rd.

Walk description

This is partly a new walk, new in the sense that we are approaching Muck from its southern flank rather than the much more challenging on on the eastern side along the Mourne Wall. Muck is a big lump of a mountain and once up on it through this easier route, we will walk along the spine of the mountain till we reach its broad summit where Batts Wall meets the Mourne Wall. The views for the summit take in most of the Mournes range and it’s really from this mountain that one appreciates the diversity of the mountains in this much loved range.

From here we will descend along the Mourne Wall to reach Carn, easy as it’s at a much lower level. Ott is easily reached over the Mourne Wall (don’t worry, there’s a stile at this point). From Ott we will reach the Ott Track and it’s then a likely trip to the chippy and pub in nearby Hilltown.