|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Year first climbed:||?|
|First successful climber(s):||St Patrick|
|Nearest major airport:||Belfast|
Thanks to Boris Blackband for adding this peak.
Slieve Donard is the highest peak in Northern Ireland. It is one of seven 700 meter peaks in the Mourne Mountains, the others being Slieve Commedagh, Slieve Bearnagh, Slieve Binnian, Slieve Meelbeg, Slieve Meelmore, and Slieve Lamagan.
The route up is a lovely trail walk following the Glen River path through a forest and up to the Mourne wall, a 22 mile 6ft high wall encompassing the Mourne Mountains. The top section of the track can be icy in winter, making it unsuitable for unprepared trekers but overall anyone can climb this peak and the other six of the high Mournes.
A Slieve Donard climb is a fantastic day out when part of a longer walk taking in other peaks or just enjoying the fantastic views out to sea or of both North and Southern Ireland. However, be warned that this small, easily accessible range is prone to bad weather! They don't call it the Emerald Ireland for nothing.
Thanks to Boris Blackband for this description.