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Walking and Hiking in the Mourne Mountains, Giant's Causeway and Glens of Antrim in Northern Ireland with Loretto at Outdoor Ireland North


Walking and hiking in the Mourne mountains northern ireland

Guided walks in the Mourne Mountains, Causeway Coast & Antrim Glens with Local Guide Loretto, a licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide & qualified mountain leader

Walking in the Mournes include the popular Slieve Donard walk, the highest peak in Northern Ireland. Private groups only

Hike Slieve Bearnagh along the route Loretto guided for Off the Beaten Track, BBC programme

Family walks in the Mourne mountains or Slieve Gullion at a relaxed pace to suit children

Countryside walks (2 -3 hours) in Tollymore and Murlough nature Reserve. Easy to moderate rambles

Historical walk & talk tour of Newcastle and of Hillsborough

A Great Day Out
A Guided Tour of the Mournes for organised Groups, by coach including the history of the Silent Valley and of the Granite Men who built the 22 mile Mourne Wall in the mountains.

The Blue Badge Guide is the UK's highest tourist guiding qualification

Loretto, a local Blue Badge Tour Guide has guided in the Mournes for the BBC Programme 'Off The Beaten Track'

"If you are looking for an experience and not just a destination, spend a day in the Mournes with Loretto." Jenn Dodds, USA


Outdoor Ireland North provides Blue Badge guided services for walking, hiking, cycling. Slow travel is the way to go. Ecoescape in Northern Ireland.

Loretto offers tailored Private guiding services for Individuals or Groups

Discover the wild mountain scenery of Mourne; hike to the top of Slieve Donard or other peaks in the Mourne Mountains; cycle through the rolling drumlins or along the coast of County Down; walk part of the famous Giant's Causeway or explore the court grave at the top of Slieve Gullion

For more information contact Loretto, your local licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide.


Personalised Itineraries

Blue Badge guiding services available for Group Coach Tours of the Kingdom of Mourne, Ards Peninsula, St Patricks' country or the Causeway Coast and Antrim Glens.

Half day Coach Tour of the mournes can include a Guided gentle walk in the Silent Valley

Historical and cultural aspects of Irish life are key elements of the tours and there are many hidden places to explore. You can pick and mix.

Visits to megalithic sites, Norman castles and early christian sites are incorporated into the Blue Badge tours.

Coach Tours include guided visits to attractions and sites of interest and can also provide opportunity for short walks if required.

Mourne Mountain view in Winter - view our event guide Walking and Hiking trips in the Mourne Mountains, the Giant's Causeway Coast and Ring of Gullion available at all fitness levels from challenging hikes over peaks to trails through the mountains and countryside.

Visit hidden archaeological sites by bicycle.

Arrange your own transport and have your itinerary planned by Loretto, a Blue Badge Guide. Check the event guide for current information.

Your guide Loretto, a former lecturer, a licensed Blue Badge Guide and qualified mountain leader with a Post Graduate Diploma in Outdoor Education, has a width of experience leading walking groups in the mountains of Ireland and Europe. Experiencing the outdoors in a fun and exploratory way is fundamental to each walk. Check out comments below.

I really enjoyed the hike up meelmore and meelbeg. it is something that i would like to do again. Many thanks Gina

Our day spent with you in the Mountains of Mourne was one of the highlights of our holiday. You were a very attentive and informative guide, ascents somewhat steep but magnificent panoramic views which were well worth the effort. Dave & Eileen, England

We all thoroughly enjoyed the walk and meeting both yourself and David. Having you both as our guides for the day made such a huge difference when we were unfamiliar with the area. Francesca, Ireland

Greetings Loretto, from Mayo!
A note to thank you for the most enjoyable weekend we just spent with you. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Mourne mountains with you. Such fantastic landscape and all the more enjoyable for having it all explained by yourself. It was a pleasure and thank you very much. I do hope to return again some time.
Mairead, Ireland

Many thanks for a great day. It was superb. Liz

Outdoor Ireland North is based at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, in Newcastle, a coastal resort in the North East of Ireland less than one hour drive from Belfast.

If you still have energy at the end of the day, Dance sessions, Country Jive, Ballroom, Latin and other dance styles can be organized as a fun activity for groups.

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