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The Mournes Walks

The Mournes Walks

by: Paddy Dillon
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. Follow the mighty Mourne Wall on its meanderings and visit the quiet corners where the history, heritage, wildlife and stillness of the area can be enjoyed.

The guide includes 32 walks for all abilities and seasons, each with detailed route finding instructions, location maps showing the route, wildlife illustrations and details of places to stay. Distance, walking time, total ascent, terrain, difficulty, maps and public transport information are also provided. It is ideal for casual strollers, family groups, ramblers and serious hill walkers. There is a very informative introductory chapter about the region and the book is well illustrated with pen and ink draawings..

This guide covers all parts of the Mourns; 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 Mourne Wall circuit; the Mourne Trail section of the Ulster Way in four parts from Newry to Clough; Tollymore and Castlewellan Forest Parks; as well as the lesser known outlying trails such as the Castlewellan Loanans.

The walk locations are:
Warrenpoint and Rostrevor - 10 miles
Slieve Martin and Knockshee - 10.5 miles
Slieve Roe from Knockbarragh - 7.5 miles
Slieve Roosley from Leitrim Lodge - 8 miles
Tievedockaragh and Rocky Mountain - 7.5 miles
Hen, Cock, Pigeon and Eagle Mountain - 10 miles
Eagle Mountain and Finlieve - 10 miles
Slievemoughanmore from Attical - 8 miles
Slieve Muck and Pigeon Rock Mountain - 12 miles
Spelga Dam Circuit - 9.25 miles
Silent Valley Circuit - 16 miles
Slieve Binnian from the Annalong Valley - 11 miles
Annalong Valley and Rocky Mountain - 10 miles
Chimney Rock Mountain - 7.75 miles
The Mourne Coastal Path - 5 miles
The Brandy Pad from East to West - 7.5 miles
Slieve Meelbeg and Slieve Meelmore - 8 miles
Slieve Bearnagh from Trassey - 6 miles
Slieve Commedagh from Trassey - 8.75 miles
Slieve Commedagh from Newcastle - 8.75 miles
Slieve Donard from Newcastle - 9.25 miles
Tollymore Forest Park - 5.5 miles
Murlough National Nature Reserve - 6 miles
The Castlewellan Loanans - 11 miles
Castlewellan Forest Park - 7 miles
Windy Gap and Legananny - 10 miles
Slieve Croob from Finnis - 6 miles
The Mourne Wall Walk - 20 miles
Ulster Way, Newry to Rostrevor - 11 miles
Mourne Way, Rostrevor to Ott Track - 12.5 miles
Mourne Way, Ott Track to Newcastle - 12.5 miles
Lecale Way, Newcastle to Clough - 8 miles

ISBN 9781847177612 Pages 160 (2015) 128mm x 190mm

Price: 8.99