How long does it take to walk up Mourne Mountains?

How long does it take to walk up Mourne Mountains?

It is the normal and most direct route up Slieve Donard, the highest peak in the Mournes. It should take around 2 ½ hours at a decent walking pace to get to the top. Start in the Donard car park in Newcastle and follow an obvious path at the back of the park which leads into the trees.

What is the hardest Mourne mountain to climb?

Slieve Lamagan
Slieve Lamagan is probably the most challenging of the Mournes we climbed this summer – it stands at 704m so it’s by no means the highest, but it is steep! Start at Carrick Little again and follow the trail alongside Annalong Wood.

How long is the Mourne walk?

Length: 30km Difficulty: Strenuous. The Mourne Wall Challenge Walk is an amazing but strenuous 9 hour (30km) walking route which follows this famous wall over the Mourne Mountains in Co. Down, Northern Ireland. An organised charity event takes place each year in July.

What is the easiest mountain to climb in the Mournes?

If you do manage to make it as far as the Mourne Wall, cross over using the stile (after you’ve had your lunch of course!) and you will see Doan mountain in the distance slightly to the left. It is a flat-topped mountain and is very easy to climb once you get there following the trail round.

How long is Slieve Croob walk?

Approx. (1) 2.4 miles or (2) 6.5 miles. Grade: Moderate – Stiles to climb at summit. Walk (1) Gradual climb to the summit but with some steep ascents.

How long is Slieve Binnian walk?

6.8 mile
Slieve Binnian Summit Tor and North Tor Circular is a 6.8 mile loop trail located near Newcastle, Down, Northern Ireland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Which Mourne mountain has the best views?

Slieve Donard
1. Slieve Donard, Newcastle. Towering above Northern Ireland, Slieve Donard offers an amazing hiking opportunity for novice hikers who want a challenging hike that will be rewarded with excellent views. Slieve Donard is the highest mountain in Northern Ireland, standing at 850m.

What are the Mourne Mountains called?

The Mourne Mountains (/mɔːrn/ MORN; Irish: Beanna Boirche), also called the Mournes or Mountains of Mourne, are a granite mountain range in County Down in the south-east of Northern Ireland….

Mourne Mountains
Type of rock Granite

Where does the Mourne Wall walk start?

Carricklittle car park
The walk starts at Carricklittle car park. To get here follow the Moneydarragh Road out of Annalong for 1.3 km, continue straight on at the crossroads on the Oldtown Road for 2.4 km, Carricklittle car park is at the end of the Oldtown Road.

How many peaks does Mourne Wall Walk have?

15 mountain
The Mourne Wall route crosses 15 mountain summits, including the 6 highest, and offers some of the most spectacular vistas in the range.

Is Slieve Bearnagh hard to climb?

Slieve Bearnagh and Slieve Meelmore walk This seven-mile route is technically easy. However, with steady climbs, steep pitches, scrambles and ridges, it’s a hard day’s walking and one that should not be taken lightly; all mountains demand respect.

Is Slobve Croob in Mournes?

Slieve Croob is the highest peak in the Dromara hills, a range of mountains forming the foothills of the high Mournes. Near the summit the River Lagan rises as a tiny stream and begins its journey to the sea at Belfast.

What are the top walks in the Mournes in Northern Ireland?

No list of top walks in the Mournes would be complete without including Northern Ireland’s highest summit, Slieve Donard (850m (2,789 ft)). The most well-trodden way to the top, this route begins in Donard Park and follows the Glen River to the saddle between Donard and Commmedagh before meeting the Mourne Wall for the final ascent to the summit.

Where can I find a map of the Mourne Mountains?

Maps of the Mourne Mountains The best map for walking in the Mournes is the OSNI Mourne Activity Map 1:25 000 available from OSNI. Also available is the OSNI Sheet 29 1:50 000. Both these maps can be purchased in most Visitor Information Centres.

How long does it take to walk the Mourne Mountains?

There are still a number of working quarries in the Mournes today and Mourne granite was used in the September 11th British Memorial Garden in New York . ‘Flavour of the Mournes’ 23 miles (37 km) This 3 day walking itinerary will give walkers a true taste of what the Mourne Mountains are all about but at a bit more of a relaxed pace .

Why visit Mourne?

With areas of outstanding natural beauty, Visit Mourne’s compact range of dizzying peaks, rolling valleys, tranquil forests and golden coastline are ready and waiting to be discovered, enjoyed, experienced and never forgotten, with our walking route guides and walking trails.