The Mourne Mountains are situated in Co Down near the beautiful seaside village of Newcastle. They were the inspiration for the song written many years ago by Percy French (1896) with the famous lyrics "where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea"
The highest summit in the Mourne Mountains is Slieve Donard 850m. It is also the highest peak in Ulster.
During this hike we plan to hike up to the Hares Gap and then climb Slievenaglogh, Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donard and return along the ancient Brandy pad, an old smugglers route used for to transport coffee, tea, and of course "Brandy" from the coast.
This hike is highly recommended for its outstanding beauty, stunning scenery, reservoirs and the famous Mourne Wall which took 18 years to build and was completed in 1922. It is 22 miles (35.5km) in length and connects the summits of no less than 15 mountains in the Mournes, including Slieve Donard.
Meet at Meelmore Lodge at 10am.
They have a good restaurant and offer a variety of overnight accommodation.
Cost: 25 Euro per person.
Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended)
Time: 6 hours.
Height Gain 750m
OS Mapsheet No 29 1:50k
Difficulty level. Hard.
This is a tough demanding hike requiring a good level of fitness.
Pre registration is essential.
To book and register for this hike please email us with your name address and contact no at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at: 086 3454045