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Ulster Way gets seal of approval from The Observer


The recently relaunched Ulster Way has recently received the seal of approval from The Observer Newspaper.  

Rhiannon Batten’s article in the Escape Supplement of The Observer on Sunday 18th October 2009 certainly captures the beauty of the landscape within the Mourne Way Quality Section of the route.

“Within 20 minutes of leaving Newcastle's seafront Ian and I were up among the mountains, looking out over dry-stone walls across the White Plains. A series of wild, windswept valleys, they looked majestic with the sun softening their rough edges"

The excellent quality of service available in Northern Ireland is highlighted by both Ian Bailey, the walking guide from Tollymore Mountain Centre www.tollymore.com and Maried White at the Cnocnafeola Centre (Mourne Hostel) www.mournehostel.com

“Cnocnafeola is the homeliest hostel I've ever stayed in. En-suite rooms come with hot showers, pretty bedlinen, guest slippers and, if you want one, a bedtime hot water bottle. But it's Mairead's motherly welcome, and her delicious home cooking, that are the biggest selling points.”

Beautiful locations and excellent service are also backed up by excellent value.

“For UK visitors, Northern Ireland is currently a much more cost-effective holiday destination than the Eurozone and, for visitors from the Republic, it's both easy to get to and a bargain.”


For more information on the recently relaunched 625 mile Ulster Way check out www.walkni.com/ulsterway


Click here http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/oct/18/northern-ireland-walking for the full article.  

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