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The Narnia Trail

This family loop trail takes you through woodland at Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor. The famous writer, C S Lewis, as a young boy, spent much holiday time in the Mournes and Rostrevor in particular, allowing him to imagine, dream and wonder, and inspiring his creation of the magical world of Narnia. ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ have sold over 100 million copies.  Lewis is reported to have written a letter to his brother saying:

“That part of Rostrevor which overlooks Carlingford Lough is my idea of Narnia”

This family trail seeks to capture the imagination of children of all ages.

County

Down

Distance

0.5 miles miles

OS Map

Mourne Outdoor Pursuits Map 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 Sheet 29

Nearest Town

Rostrevor, Warrenpoint, Newry

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Forest, Woodland

Terrain

flat woodland, gentle inclines

Grid Reference (Start)

J184179

Grid Reference (End)

J184179

Point of Interest

Narnia Sculptures and features including a maze

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Mournes

Route Description

The walk starts and finishes within Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor and brings to life the Chronicles of Narnia with a number of features along the route. The trail is entered, like the magical world of Narnia itself, through a ‘Wardrobe Door’, beyond which lies a land filled with strange and intriguing creatures.

Enter at your peril, as the White Witch has put a curse on the land. It is always winter and never Christmas – and she can turn you into stone. Be warned, don’t eat any “enchanted” Turkish Delight! Other features along the way include ‘The Lamp Post’, ‘The Beaver’s House’ and ‘Aslan’s Table’. These features offer many opportunities to interact and take photos/selfies. 

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (on Foot)

Kilbroney Park is located on the Shore Road (A2) which leads to Kilkeel. The trail is located in the parkland, which can be accessed via the main reception and cafe building. Alternatively, pedestrian access from the village is via the Fairy Glen entrance to the park.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept on the lead at all times.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café - Kilbroney Park
Disabled toilets - Kilbroney Park
Disabled parking - Kilbroney Park
Visitors Centre
Shop - Shops in Rostrevor
Café - Cafes and Restaurants in Rostrevor

Facilities

The following facilities are available are available for users with limited mobility:
Cafe (wheelchair accessible)
Disabled toilets
Disabled parking

Publication

Visit Mourne Mountains Publication 'The Narnia & Cloughmore Trails'

Publication Availability

Available online.

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
 
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