Slieve Bearnagh, Beg and Cove Mountain is a 10.2 mile point-to-point trail located near Newry, NIR. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking.
Point-to-point day hike that takes in the best of the Mourne Mountains. Starts from Meelmore Lodge and ends in Carrick Little car park. So either you drop a car at the Carrick Little car park, or arrange transit back to the Meelmore lodge for after your hike. The trail starts in the Meelmore Lodge, where there is secure parking, toilets and showers. Head directly south down a lane and cross a style over the Mourne wall. The trail fords a river before heading towards the Hares Gap. Ford the river again from left to right for a more "interesting" approach to Slieve Bearnagh. Cross the Mourne wall again and then begin a very steep accent up Slieve Bearnagh. Use the Mourne wall as a guide in bad weather, it should be on your left at all times! Descend from Bearnagh and pass the Hare's gap. Please note this is a good spot for lunch as there is shelter on both sides of the Mourne Wall. Follow The Brandy Pad all the way to a sharp right turn near a large cairn. Ascend Slieve Beg. Caution is advised as the Devil's Coachroad opens at the summit, there is a steep gully with nasty cliffs. Descend and steeply ascend Cove Mountain. Excellent views in all directions on a clear day. Descend again into the saddle. Head east for about 100-200m until you find a trail. Its not immediately apparent as the saddle can be boggy. This track will swing south and lead you towards Annalong Wood. Follow the trail along the wood back to Carrick Little car park.