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Suggested Itinerary: The Mourne Region

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  1. Finnebrogue Woods Bushcraft & Wild Cooking

    Downpatrick

    Get Wild in the Woods while reconnecting with nature and one another as you learn from Finnebrogue Woods Bushman Rob, on one of our exciting bushcraft experiences.

  2. Montalto Estate

    Ballynahinch

    A mystical and enchanting estate, set in magnificent natural surroundings. Visitor experience includes access to the estate's beautiful gardens; historic walks and trails and an exciting play area where children can engage, explore and learn.

  3. Murlough National Nature Reserve

    Dundrum

    Murlough National Nature Reserve is a fragile 6000 year old sand dune system owned by the National Trust and managed as Ireland’s first Nature Reserve since 1967. It is an excellent area for walking and bird watching.

  4. Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

    Newcastle

    The magnificent Slieve Donard Resort & Spa is nestled in the heart of County Down where the 'Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea'. Standing on 6 acres of private grounds, the Spa has all the facilities you need to relax and unwind.

  5. The Bakers Cottages

    Seaforde

    An ideal tranquil location for exploring the Mourne Area of Outstanding Beauty but also with easy access to Belfast. The perfect base for exploring the attractions of the local area or just relaxing in the peace and privacy of the extensive grounds.

  6. Life Adventure Centre

    Castlewellan

    Whether your preference is laid back or action packed, join us at our award winning centre in the beautiful Castlewellan Forest Park amid the stunning Mourne Mountains for a host of fantastic adventure activities.

  7. Hillyard House Hotel

    Castlewellan

    With 20 cosy, modern rooms and our emphasis on guest experience, Hillyard House, The Yard Restaurant and Mrs. Coleman's Bar have everything to make your stay cosy, culinary and great craic.

  8. Kilbroney Park

    Rostrevor

    The forest features riverside walks and an arboretum. There is a two-mile forest drive to panoramic views over Carlingford Lough. There is also an Information area and cafe.

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Finnebrogue Woods Bushcraft & Wild Cooking (54.36187,-5.7031)Montalto Estate (54.38403,-5.89249)11.28
Montalto Estate (54.38403,-5.89249)Murlough National Nature Reserve (54.25182,-5.85065)13.47
Murlough National Nature Reserve (54.25182,-5.85065)Slieve Donard Resort & Spa (54.22237,-5.87155)3.19
Slieve Donard Resort & Spa (54.22237,-5.87155)The Bakers Cottages (54.31352,-5.86181)9.15
The Bakers Cottages (54.31352,-5.86181)Life Adventure Centre (54.26477,-5.95313)7.24
Life Adventure Centre (54.26477,-5.95313)Hillyard House Hotel (54.25851,-5.94202)0.9
Hillyard House Hotel (54.25851,-5.94202)Kilbroney Park (54.09475,-6.18974)21.92
Total Distance *67.14 miles
Estimated Journey Time2.16 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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