A record of my cycling trips in Britain and abroad


Slieve Croob

DSCF9204.jpgJust a walk this time, not a cycle; but I’m adding walks on here now too; I think it’s nice to keep a record of them all together. Slieve Croob is a large hill, not really a mountain - it’s only a little over 500 m high, after all - about 40 minutes’ drive south of Belfast. It’s a steep, energetic walk, and the views from the top promise to be magnificent. The day I went up the weather was warm and bright, but unfortunately too hazy to see very far; we could see the foothills of the Mournes, and we could just make out a small finger of sea before it was lost in the haze. On a clear day, I’m told, you can see Scotland, Lough Neagh, and many more Mountains of Mourne to the south - as well as the Isle of Man. No matter - we had a nice walk, and the sunny weather meant we had a very pleasant picnic near the top :)