The Mourne Wall was constructed between 1904 and 1922 by the Belfast Water Commissioners to define and enclose the catchment area for the newly constructed Silent Valley Reservoir. The wall is 22 miles long, 1.5m high and 0.8m thick and is constructed entirely of granite from quarries around the Mourne Mountains using classic dry stone wall techniques. It encloses 9,000 acres of mountainous terrain and is designed to keep farm animals away from the reservoirs and rivers that flow into them. (Wikipedia)
The wall traverses 15 of the peaks in the range
You can see how the clouds were shrouding the mountainsides
The wall is well maintained but worrying to me was the scale of erosion on the slopes and along the wall due, to a large extent, to the volume of hikers.
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