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Walks in Mourne Mountains

Annalong Coastal Path

1.5 miles, near Annalong Village

Easy coastal family walk

Bearnagh and Meelmore

6 miles, near Newcastle

A 9km/5.5 mile circuit taking in 2 summits in the Mournes

Bloody Bridge River Walk

0.5 (One Way) miles, near Newcastle

A short walk on the lower slopes of the mountain.

Bunkers Hill Walk, Cycle & Play Trail

1.2 miles, near Castlewellan

A walking and family cycling trail with commanding views

Castlewellan Forest Park - Annesley Garden Walk

2.2 miles, near Castlewellan

Short walk taking in Annesley Garden and the National Arborteum

Castlewellan Forest Park - Cypress Pond Walk

3.1 miles, near Castlewellan

Forest walk with spectacular views of the Mourne Mountains

Castlewellan Forest Park - Lakeside Walk

2.4 miles, near Castlewellan

An easy walk around the lake path, also a family cycling trai

Castlewellan Forest Park - Moorish Tower Walk

3.2 miles, near Castlewellan

Short walk through Castlewellan Forest Park. TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

Castlewellan Forest Park - Slievenaslat Walk

2.7 miles, near Castlewellan

Amazing views of Mourne Mountains and Slieve Croob AONB.

Central Mournes

9.9 miles, near Hilltown

A moderate circular walk in the central Mournes

Donard Forest Walk

3 miles, near Newcastle

Donard Forest lies at the foot of the Mourne Mountains

Glassdrummond Wood

1 miles, near Crossmaglen

A short community trail through Glassdrummond Wood

Granite Trail

3 miles, near Newcastle

The Granite Trail to Thomas’s Mountain is just over 1,100 metres

Hare's Gap

2.1 (One Way) miles, near Newcastle

Quarry track with final uphill section over rocky terrain.

Hen, Cock and Pigeon Rock

5.9 miles, near Hilltown

A circular route in the western Mournes

Kilbroney Tree Trail

2 miles, near Rostevor

Kilbroney Tree Trail Walk

Lough Shannagh

7 miles, near Kilkeel

Hilly walk on well used track

Meelmore and Meelbeg

5.5 miles, near Hilltown

A moderate circular walk in the High Mournes

Mourne Coastal Path

0.6 (One Way) miles, near Newcastle

Coastal path

Mourne Wall Challenge

22 miles, near Hilltown

Challenging circular walk following the length of Mourne Wall

Mourne Way

26 miles, near Newcastle, Rostrevor

Through the heart of the Mourne Mountains

Reservoir Views

9.3 miles, near Annalong/Newcastle

A strenuous day walk passing through the heart of the Mournes

Rocky Mountain

4.35 miles, near Annalong

A gentle walk which includes some steep sections

Rostrevor - Cloughmore Stone

0.4 (One Way) miles, near Rostrevor

Walks though a woodland with steep climbs and hills in places

Saint Patrick’s Way: The Pilgrims Walk

82 miles, near Armagh

Follow in the footsteps of St Patrick

Slieve Binnian

7 miles, near Annalong Village

Fantastic circular route in the High Mournes

Slieve Donard (via Glen River)

2.9 (one way) miles, near Newcastle

A walk to summit of Slieve Donard, highest mountain in N.Ireland

Slieve Donard from Bloody Bridge

3.2 (one way) miles, near Newcastle

A steep riverside walk leading to the summit of Slieve Donard

Slieve Donard, Commedagh and Bearnagh

15 miles, near Bryansford

Challenging walk in the Mournes, including the two highest peaks


4 miles, near Rostrevor

A short yet steep walk to the summit of Slievemartin

The Giant's Lair Slieve Gullion

1 miles, near Forkhill, Meigh, Dromintee

Off-road broadleaf woodland walk

Tollymore Forest Park - Mountain & Drinns Trail

5.5 plus 2.9 miles, near Newcastle

An energetic walk through tranquil mature woodland.

Tollymore Forest Park - River Trail

3.1 miles, near Newcastle

A short walk along the Shimna River

Trassey to Bloody Bridge

7.3 miles, near Bryansford

A moderate linear walk giving a true taste of the Mournes

Blue Lough

5 miles, near Annalong Village

Easy family walk

Cranfield to Greencastle

5 miles, near Cranfield

Easy walk but stony in places.


6 miles, near Castlewellan

Lowland Countryside Paths in the Mourne AONB

Fairy Glen - circular walk

6 miles, near Rostrevor

A circular walk from Rostrevor along the riverside

Hanna's Close - The Green Lane Walk

1.5 miles, near Kilkeel

A walk in and around Hanna's Close Cottages.

Silent Valley Nature Trail

1.5 miles, near Kilkeel

Relatively flat scenic walk along Kilkeel River

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