• The Mournes Walks

The Mournes Walks

'Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea.'
Percy French

They sweep down to the sea, they rise in huge heathery humps, surrounded by farmlands divided into tiny, stone-walled fields. Explore the Mournes in the company of walking expert Paddy Dillon, taking in rugged coast, high mountains and forest parks.

The Walks

All parts of the Mournes: the High and Low Mournes as well as the Kingdom of Mourne; the Silent Valley circuit; the Mourne Coastal Path; the old smuggling route of the Brandy Pad; Warrenpoint and Rostrevor; the complete Mounre Wall circuit; a four-day walk from Newry to Clough along the Ulster Way, Mourne Way and Lecale Way; Tollymore and Castlewellan Forest Parks; as well as lesser-known outlying trails such as the Castlwellan Loanans.

Caters for: casual strollers, family groups, ramblers, serious walkers

  • 32 walks covering all parts of the Mournes
  • clear, detailed instructions
  • information on flora and fauna
  • location maps, with each walk outlined
  • beautiful wildlife illustrations
  • information on places to stay

List of Walks

01: Warrenpoint and Rosstrevor | 16km
02: Slieve Martin and Knockshee | 17km
03: Slive Roe from Knockbarragh | 12km
04: Slieve Roosley from Leitrim Lodge | 13km
05: Tievedockaragh and Rocky Mountain | 12km
06: Hen, Cock, Pigeon and Eagle Mountain | 16km
07: Eagle Mountain and Finlieve | 16km
08: Slievemoughanmore from Attical | 13km
09: Slieve Muck and Pigeon Rock Mountain | 19km
10: The Spelga Dam Circuit | 15km
11: The Silent Valley Circuit | 26km
12: Slieve Binnian from the Annalong Valley | 18km
13: Annalong Valley and Rocky Mountain | 16km
14: Chimney Rock Mountain | 12km
15: The Mourne Coastal Path | 8km
16: The Brandy Pad from East to West | 12km
17: Slieve Meelbeg and Slieve Meelmore | 13km
18: Slieve Bearnagh from Trassey | 10km
19: Slieve Commedagh from Trassey | 14km
20: Slieve Commedagh from Newcastle | 14km
21: Slieve Donard from Newcastle | 15km
22: Tollymore Forest Park | 9km
23: Murlough National Nature Reserve | 10km
24: The Castlewellan Loanans | 18km
25: Castlewellan Forest Park | 11km
26: The Windy Gap and Legananny | 16km
27: Slieve Croob from Finnis | 10km
28: The Mourne Wall Walk | 32km
29: Ulster Way - Newry to Rostrevor | 18km
30: Mourne Way - Rostrevor to Ott Track | 20km
31: Mourne Way - Ott Track to Newcastle | 20km
32: Lecale Way - Newcastle to Clough | 13km

Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is the author of man articles and guidebooks, including The Complete Ulster Way, The National Trails of Britain and Ireland, The Mountains of Ireland, The Irish Coast to Coast Walk, Exploring the North of Ireland, and Exploring the South of Ireland. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.

Book Details
Title The Mournes Walks
Author Paddy Dillon
Publisher O'Brien Press
Edition 2nd
Release Date 2010
Language English
Map Details 1 Overview Map of the Mourne Mountains and 32 Route Maps
Printed Pages 160 Pages
Size 19.5cm x 13.0cm
Postal Weight 300g

The Mournes Walks

  • Company: O'Brien Press
  • Product Code: OBP-MW-01
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