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 1 
 on: July 19, 2021 
Started by Juh 101 - Last post by Glenn B
Give them a good boil and add plenty of salt to the water  :)

 2 
 on: July 13, 2021 
Started by Juh 101 - Last post by Dowser
Yes Mark, they should be perfectly fine to eat, but make sure you don’t collect Dog Whelks by mistake: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_whelk

Enjoy!

 3 
 on: July 13, 2021 
Started by Juh 101 - Last post by mark malarkie
Hi there Dowser

I found your post from way back & just wondering if you know if it's ok to eat the winkles from the shore around Annalong...there's loads of them there!
thnx
Mark


winkles are the half shell 1's yea?

Winkles (Periwinkles) and are really just sea snails.  They look like this:

Normally you just boil them and pick them out of their shells with a pin.

The half shell ones you are thinking of are probably Limpets, again shown below:

You can usually kick these off the rock with your heel in a good pair of boots.  You can fry, bake or boil these suckers but they can be chewy.

These are your Mussels:

They grow in clumps and cling to rocks etc.  Usually boiled or baked.  Very tasty in a White wine and Garlic cream sauce.  Yum

And lastly, the Cockles I was telling you about

These little clams live under the sand and filter it for food therefore you have to do a bit of digging to find them but their are only hiding about 4 inches under so they are easy enough to sneak up on.

This has to be one of the best books you will ever buy on the subject:


 4 
 on: July 04, 2021 
Started by Rugged Track - Last post by ScotsRambler
Enjoyed the video. I have yet to get down to the Mournes and hike. Be a wee while yet due to life etc... Im up in Coleraine. Keep safe..

 5 
 on: November 06, 2020 
Started by Rugged Track - Last post by Rugged Track
Looked like a great wee day RT I'm sure your glad that you weren't camping, Friday night ended up a real wild one  :)

You're right Glenn.  We made sure we made it down as darkness fell.  It was a rough night and that's why we choose a day hike.  Great day though.  Thanks

 6 
 on: November 06, 2020 
Started by Rugged Track - Last post by Glenn B
Looked like a great wee day RT I'm sure your glad that you weren't camping, Friday night ended up a real wild one  :)

 7 
 on: November 04, 2020 
Started by Rugged Track - Last post by Rugged Track
Last Friday up Slieve Binnian

 8 
 on: October 26, 2020 
Started by Rugged Track - Last post by Rugged Track
Great to see your out again, cracker wee video and good to see it was clear on the summit as those were heavy looking skies when you were setting off.
Hi Glenn, thanks for the feedback.  Its good to see people are still checking this forum too. 

 9 
 on: October 24, 2020 
Started by Rugged Track - Last post by Glenn B
Great to see your out again, cracker wee video and good to see it was clear on the summit as those were heavy looking skies when you were setting off.

 10 
 on: October 21, 2020 
Started by Rugged Track - Last post by Rugged Track
Thanks for sharing this. I haven't been to the Mournes since February and I'm starting to forget what they looked like.
Fred

Thanks Fred....I hadn't been up since July 2019.  Too long!  It was so good to up again.  Thanks

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