HIKE - anuary: Health and Wellness Series, Week 2 - Slieve Binnian
Start your New Year fitness program by taking on a mountain each week, week 2 is the BREATHTAKING Slieve Binnian. A total jewel of the Mournes!
Time & Location
08 Jan 2022, 08:30 – 09 Jan 2022, 13:30
Annalong, 74 Oldtown Rd, Annalong, Newry BT34 4RW, UK
About The Event
Price: £35pp for each hike individually. £25pp if the whole 5 hike series is booked! (4 remain at this stage)
Location: Carrick Little Carpark, Annalong
Activity Length: Approx 5 hours
Elevation gain: 580 metres
Distance: 11 Km
Suitable for: Adults and accompanied teens
It's week 2 of our HIKE - ANUARY: Health and Wellness Series and this week we're taking you to the absolutely BREATHTAKING summit of Slieve Binnian, undoubtedly one of the most amazing places to be in the Mournes. And with easy access to parking and the fantastic Carrick Cottage Cafe at the start and end of the walk to feed us with coffee and traybakes, what more could you ask!
As always, our team of Qualified Mountain Leaders, with between 10 - 15 years experience each, will keep you safe, make all the right calls on weather and where to go, and importantly having the craic too :)
Plan For The Day
We'll meet at the Carrick Little Car Park for 08:30, and after a quick check that everyone has all they need, we'll set off up the hill at a nice pace that suits everyone in the group.
We'll walk up the Carrick Little track where things very quickly get impressive, as you're confronted with an awe inspiring view of the Mourne Skyline, and a quick glance at all the other hikes in the series too. After a quick show around of all these amazing mountains, we'll sling a left and head up the south east flank of Binnian, on steep open mountain terrain. After a hard trek for roughly an hour (plenty of rests included!), we'll take in the outrageously good views of the silent valley reservoir and the mountains all around us from the Summit Tor. Later, we'll trek through the impressively looming Binnian Tors (on a well defined path), great big towers of rock that make up the main ridge of Binnian, before descending back down the north side of the mountain. On the way back, we pass the beautiful "Blue Lough", were some folks go for cold water swims - although better you than me at this time of year!
Optional, yet encouraged, is a stop at the end to get tasty traybakes and hot drinks from Carrick Cottage Cafe - just because it's a healthy hike series, doesn't mean we can't have a treat, trust us when we say you'll have earned it :).
The whole trip out should take around 5 hours including breaks, and is suitable for anyone with a determined mindset and moderate level of fitness.
Other Hikes In This Series
- Slieve Fadda & Knockshee, Sunday the 2nd January
- Long Seefin & Rocky Mountain, 15th January
- Slieve Meelmore & Meelbeg, Saturday 22nd January
- Slieve Donard, Saturday the 29th January
- Qualified Mountain Leaders (at least 10 years experience each)
- First aid and emergency care cover
- High quality digital pictures and videos for you to look back on
- Loads of fun and memories for life!
What to bring:
- Completed registration form
- Any medication you may need
- Well broken in mountain boots
- Lots of light layers
- Waterproof coat and trousers
- Big warm layer for stops / emergency (down jacket or similar)
- Water and food for the hill
- flask of tea / coffee
- Head torch
- Bivvy bag
If we need to cancel or postpone because of covid restrictions (or dangerous weather), we will offer a full refund or credit note.
If YOU CANCEL, we can only offer a credit note, and only if you do this at least 48 hours before the event. PLEASE READ THE FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON THE BOOKING PAGE THAT FOLLOWS THIS DESCRIPTION
- Ticket type
Includes a guided hike up Slieve Binnian, with qualified Mountian Leaders.Price£35.00
- Ticket type
Remaining 4 Events In Series
This ticket gets you access to one guided hike each weekend in January, on the following dates and in the following places: 8th: Slieve Binnian 15th: Long Seefin & Rocky Mountain 22nd: Slieve Meelmore & Meelbeg 29th: Slieve DonardPrice£100.00