Walking in Northern Ireland
has lots of variety from hikes in the Mourne mountains
to coastal walks along the Giant's Causeway and Fair Head.
HIKE SLIEVE DONARD the
highest peak in the Mourne Mountains.
"A big thank you for giving
me an informative and friendly guide up Slieve Donard.
I really enjoyed the whole experience, views and company.
It will linger in the memory for a long time."
Paul Matthews, NZ
Loretto, an experienced mountain walks
leader and Blue Badge Tour Guide has guided in the Mournes
for the BBC Programme 'Off The Beaten Track'
I just wanted to thank you again for taking me on the
hike through the Tollymore Forest Park and to see the
Norman castle on my recent visit to Ireland. I just
got my pictures back, and there were some terrific ones
of that day (I attached my favorite one from the castle!).
I really enjoyed seeing the beautiful estate and the
varied terrain of the Mourne Mountains, and enjoyed
talking with you as well. LAURIE,USA
I am a local guide who takes
private guided hikes and walks for individuals, couples
I offer occasional open hikes
in the Mourne Mountains for a minimum of 6 people.
Shorter walks and occasional
Family walks are included during the summer months.
The Mourne mountain range
has a large number of access points offering a wide variety
of routes. Slieve Donard can be hiked from different starting
points providing an interesting round trip. If you enjoy
craggy tops, I recommend Slieve Binnian or Slieve Bearnagh.
Bookings must be
made in advance of the walk date
bring a packed lunch, including fluid to drink,
and wear appropriate footwear and clothing for
Weather can change
rapidly in mountain environments and may influence
the choice of route particularly in winter conditions.
Walks are graded according
to height gain, distance and pace. Most of
my walks are at a relaxed pace giving you
time to enjoy the scenery.
Family walks are always at
an easy pace. Walks will be ajusted if necessary
to suit the children. Children must be accompanied
by a legally responsible adult. Contact Loretto
for further information.
|Next open walk will be in March/April 2016
If you do not know
where the meeting point is just ask Loretto
The mourne Rambler
bus operates in the summer with stops for Trassey
and Carrick Little Car Parks. Check out times and
details at www.translink.co.uk
The mountain hikes below are a few examples
of day hikes and multi day trips.
The highest peak in Northern Ireland
with wonderful views from the summit. A variety
of routes lead to the top of this peak.
Binnian & Blue lough
One of the craggy tops in the Mournes overlooking
the Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs
& SMUGGLERS ROUTE
Discover the human history of the
Mourne Mountains by following the Brandy Pad through
There are many attractive routes to this magnificent
craggy peak. You are rewarded with great views
from the summit tor.
The Mourne wall runs along the top of these two
peaks. The Mourne wall took 18 years to build
and is 22 miles long. It is worth seeing
The watchful mountain and Slieve Donards' neighbour.
Great views of the Inner Mournes from the summit.
MOURNE & COOLEY
Hike in two contrasting areas with wonderful
sea views on at least two of the walks.
For group bookings, minimum 6
This walk is suitable for a family outing. There
is a passage tomb on the top. It is in an area
of historical, geological and mythical interest
A FAMILY FUN HIKE
Children enjoying a hike at their level.
Family walks are at an easy pace.
Take your family
on a guided hike
There are small
hills in the Mournes suitable for children to
Make it a fun
day in the hills
Pace of the walk
will be suited to the level of children
available for groups of 8+
+44 (0)79 7340 8056
Winter Days in the Mourne
contact Loretto on 079 7340
day hikes can be tailored to suit group bookings.
check with Loretto
for available dates.
Ireland North, 14 Shimnavale, Newcastle, County Down, BT33 0EF,
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