Day Walks 

Available for booking on specified dates and with a maximum capacity of 6.  Check out the route summaries, decide which is for you and get in touch to reserve your place. Places must be pre-booked.

For staff team building days, these outdoor events are an opportunity for colleagues to spend time together away from the stresses of the workplace and take part in a healthy activity, strengthening working relationships and positively contributing towards health and wellbeing.

Below are a few examples of some of the Day Walks we offer in the Mourne Mountains.

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Slieve Binnian and North Tor

10km distance, 610m ascent.  5-6hours

Departure 9am, Carrick Little Car Park

We will ascend towards the Mourne Wall and summit of Slieve Binnian for a coffee break amongst spectacular granite tor formations and, on a clear day, views of Silent Valley reservoir and surrounding mountains. Our route onwards is gentle and passes more impressive tor formations as we descend towards our lunch stop overlooking Ben Crom Reservoir. Our route to finish, descends past the shores of the Blue Lough, the edge of the Annalong Wood and the cosy Carrick Cottage café.

*Forecast weather will be reviewed as these dates approach.  Where absolutely necessary, arranging alternative routes or dates may be unavoidable. During each of these three routes, the ground underfoot is uneven and can be rocky and wet in places.

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Slieve Bearnagh

Walk summary: 11km distance with 560m ascent

Departing from: Meelmore Lodge, Trassey Road, Bryansford

We will ascend along a pleasant route which steepens towards the Mourne Wall at Hare’s Gap, from where will we continue to the summit of Slieve Bearnagh for a coffee break amongst spectacular granite tor formations and, on a clear day, views of surrounding summits, reservoirs and lough. We will descend to a more gentle section, stopping for lunch along the way then passing the shores of Fofanny Dam and a section of the Mourne Way to finish at the Meelmore Lodge café.

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Slieve Donard & Bloody Bridge

Walk summary: 10.5km distance with 820m ascent

Departing from: Bloody Bridge car park, Ballagh Road, Newcastle, Co.Down

We will ascend along the Bloody Bridge River towards the Mourne Wall and Slieve Donard, breaking for coffee along the way then continue to the summit from where, on a clear day, views of the surrounding mountains and the Irish Sea can be admired. Our descent back to Bloody Bridge, following our lunch stop, will include a short but pleasant section of the Brandy Pad.

*Forecast weather will be reviewed as these dates approach.  Where absolutely necessary, arranging alternative routes or dates may be unavoidable. During each of these three routes, the ground underfoot is uneven and can be rocky and wet in places.