Stories, information and comments from Spelga Dam climbers
Story by Aengus from London, United Kingdom, submitted on 11/06/2008
I am originally from Northern Ireland and last weekend I did a loop in the Mourne Mountains which included the climb along the Moyad Rd to Spelga Dam.
The Google Earth file for this climb is wrong and places you a good 500km south of the Mourne mountains. I have created a kmz for the actual route if you are interested.
The climb itself is fairly easy with nothing too steep on it as a result even though it is 10km it is not difficult. However as it goes up a valley which runs up from the sea between 2 mountains the wind can be quite severe. Often it can be less at the top as the terrain opens out.
It is very scenic and quite an enjoyable ride.