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Slieve Croob and Windy Gap Viewpoint/ Picnic Areas
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Slieve Croob or, 'Mountain of the Hoof' rises to a height of 1,755 feet, its chief claim to fame being the source of the River Lagan which rises a short distance from the summit. Superior views of the high Mournes are to be seen from the summit, but the best view point is from Windy Gap.

A walk, taking in Slieve Croob (The Twelve Cairns), part of the Dromara hills, starts at the Dree Hill car park (J300453). Leave car park and turn right onto Dree Hill road, follow the road down to Finnis. At Finnis take the road on the right - Drin Road. Follow this for about 1.5km (1 mile) and opposite No. 66 take the concrete lane on the right - known as ‘The Pass Loaning.’ This gives access to the northern slopes of Slieve Croob. On the hill follow waymarkers. On meeting the surfaced Transmitter Road either turn left to enjoy the view from the summit or right to return back to the car park.

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Slieve Croob and Windy Gap Viewpoint/ Picnic Areas

Slieve Croob
BT31 9LA
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T: (028) 4062 3322
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