Walking and climbing

Our entire district is a walkers paradise!

Newry and Mourne is a superb walking destination, offering a wide range of walks that cater for a broad range of fitness, ability and experience, from flat easy coastal routes to testing slopes and mountains.

Please remember that much of the land you will cross is private property and access is only available through the goodwill of the landowners. Most upland areas of the Mournes are open to the public, not by right but by traditional let. On higher mountain walks, it is advisable to check the weather forecast, wear appropriate clothing and always tell someone where you are, walking to.

Many guidebooks are available covering walking in the area including Newry Town Trail and further information on these can be obtained by inquiring at any of our listed Tourist Information Offices.

Walking festivalWalking festivals

The majestic mountains of Mourne and the Ring of Gullion areas provide an outstanding backdrop for walkers of all types. The Mourne international walking festival in June and the Wee Binnian Walking Festival in September offer a wide variety of walks ranging from excellent roads and track walls to guided mountain rambles and hikes. Walking festivals offer a great opportunity to participate in the social side of walking, and entertainment plays a large part in both these festivals and with daily entertainment and a "Blister Ball". Information on Walking Festivals can be found here