Ulster Way A 625 mile (1000km) circular walking route in Northern Ireland

Mourne Way

The Mournes are a wonderfully compact range of mountains crowned by Ulster's highest summit, Slieve Donard. From all over County Down the dome of Donard and the serrated tors of Bearnagh and Binnian can be seen crowning a skyline of graceful peaks. The gentler foothills and surrounding farmlands are equally beautiful in their own pastoral way. Not surprisingly the Mournes are a magnet for walkers, and the 26-mile long Mourne Way marries many of the best features of Mourne country walking. Following a mixture of forest trails and mountain paths this route is almost entirely off-road as it travels through the foothills of the Mournes, from Newcastle on the Irish Sea, to Rostrevor on Carlingford Lough.



26 miles (42 km) miles

OS Map

Sheet 29


The route follows forest paths and mixed mountain terrain. Steep in places

Start Town/Village


Finish Town/Village



Starts at J376311
Ends at J185180

Points of Interest

Newcastle, Tollymore Forest Park, Rostrevor Forest Park, Rostrevor