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Mourne Mountains

Listed under Mountain Ranges in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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The Mourne Mountains aren't impressive for their height, the tallest, Slieve Donard, is 849metres high, but lying so close to the coast, they're just impressive looking, and that's why they're famous and so many people think they're worth visiting.

Granite, grassy and heathery, the Mourne Range is popular with cyclists and rock climbers as well as walkers. One of the most famed features of the mountains is the Mourne Wall, a 35km long stone wall that runs along the ridge of fifteen summits which was built between 1904 and 1922. Some of the other main attractions are the Peregrine Falcons, the ravens and the snipes.

C.S. Lewis apparently found inspiration in the Mournes for the magical world of Narnia.

Written by  Nell Anderson.

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