Mourne Mountain Hiking
Explore the Mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland
The most picturesque mountain range in Northern Ireland, the Mountains of Mourne are a magical destination to visit. The 12 mountain peaks include Slieve Donard, which at 850 meters is Northern Ireland's highest mountain and sweeps down to the sea at Newcastle Beach. The Mourne Mountains provide endless outdoor activities, including hill walking, cycling, climbing, golf, horse riding, and fishing - the perfect leisure destination for the entire family.
Mountains of Mourne
An Area of Outstanding Beauty. The Mountains of Mourne provide the perfect location for an excellent range of activities all set in one of the most picturesque landscapes in Northern Ireland. With majestic, rugged mountains, hauntingly beautiful forests and glorious sandy beaches, the whole Mourne Mountain region has been internationally recognized as an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Walking the Mountains of Mourne
Mourne Mountain at Malone Lodge Hotel, Northern Ireland The Mourne Mountains are ideal walking destination, with gentle paths and trails surrounded by magnificent scenery. Whether you are a keen hill walker or enjoy a leisurely stroll, there are mountain walking opportunities for everyone.
Experience the diverse landscape, which offers walks to savor mountains, drumlins, forests, lakes, rivers and beautiful sandy beaches.
Guided upland and lowland walks are available and there are pre-mapped routes to help you navigate the mountains.
Accommodations Near Mountains of Mourne
Located 45 minutes from the Mountains of Mourne, the Malone Lodge Hotel & Apartments delivers a refreshing blend of exceptional services, Irish hospitality and contemporary amenities for both business and leisure travellers. The peaceful ambiance and stylish charm of the hotel creates an oasis of comfort and convenience just one hour from the Mountains of Mourne. Find out about Select Specials & Packages.
Mourne Mountain Destinations
The towns and villages of Mourne at Malone Lodge Hotel, Northern Ireland The towns and villages of Mourne Country are exciting destinations for discovering the magic of the mountains. The resort of Newcastle, where Slieve Donard kisses the sea, offers family fun and championship golf at Royal County Down. Nearby, Bryansford and Tollymore present outdoor adventure - from the sublime to the extreme - including hill walking pony-trekking, bouldering, canoeing, absailing, and Northern Ireland's only mountain boarding facility.
Located in a dramatic setting of mountains and sea, Castlewellan Forest Park and the National Arboretum is one of the most outstanding tree and shrub collections in Europe. The garden is a mixture of informal and formal design with terraces, fountains, ornamental gates and flower borders. Walk around the mile-long lake to encounter intriguing sculptures and 18th-century landscaping.
Inland from the harbor hamlet of Annalong, is another gem. Round the rocky coast to Victorian Rostrevor to its park that begins as manicured lawns. As you climb it becomes an arboretum, a river walk and a mountain trail offering views across Carlingford Lough.
At the mouth of Carlingford, Cranfield Beach boasts the majestic Mourne Mountains as a backdrop. Located in the Gap of the North, Newry is an excellent shopping city and the Mourne Museum is worth a visit.