Walking and Hiking in the Mourne Mountains,
Giant's Causeway and Glens of Antrim in Northern Ireland
with Loretto at Outdoor Ireland North
walks in the Mourne Mountains, Causeway Coast &
Antrim Glens with Local Guide Loretto, a Blue Badge Tourist
Guide & qualified mountain leader
Walking in the Mournes include the
popular Slieve Donard walk, the highest peak in Northern
hike up Slieve Donard will be in March
Hike Slieve Bearnagh along the route
Loretto guided for Off the Beaten Track, BBC programme
Family walks in the Mourne mountains
or Slieve Gullion at a relaxed pace to suit children
Countryside walks (2 -3 hours) in Tollymore
and Murlough nature Reserve. Easy to moderate rambles
Historical walk & talk tour of
Newcastle and of Hillsborough
cycling in the scenic rural roads of St Patrick's
country of Lecale and the Mournes. Learn about the Granite
Men of Mourne on a ride from Spelga to the seaside resort
A Tour of rural
Mournes for organised Groups, by coach or by bicycle including
the history of the Silent Valley and of the Granite
Men who built the 22 mile Mourne Wall in the mountains.
Blue Badge Guide
is the UK's highest tourist guiding qualification
Loretto, a local Blue Badge
Guide has guided in the Mournes for the BBC Programme
'Off The Beaten Track'
"If you are looking
for an experience and not just a destination, spend a
day in the Mournes with Loretto." Jenn
NEXT OPEN HIKE will be
in March 2014
Ireland North provides Blue Badge guided
services for walking,
Slow travel is the way to go. Ecoescape
in Northern Ireland.
Loretto offers tailored
Private guiding services for Individuals or Groups
wild mountain scenery of Mourne; hike to the top of
Slieve Donard or other peaks in the Mourne Mountains;
cycle through the rolling drumlins or along the coast
of County Down; walk part of the famous Giant's Causeway
or explore the court grave at the top of Slieve Gullion
For more information
your local Blue Badge Tour Guide.
Blue Badge guiding services available for
Group Coach Tours of the Kingdom of Mourne, Ards Peninsula,
St Patricks' country or the Causeway Coast and Antrim Glens.
Half day Coach Tour of the mournes
can include a Guided
gentle walk in the Silent Valley
Historical and cultural aspects of Irish
life are key elements of the tours and there are many hidden
places to explore. You can pick and mix.
Visits to megalithic sites, Norman castles
and early christian sites are incorporated into the Blue
Coach Tours include guided visits to attractions
and sites of interest and can also provide opportunity for
short walks if required.
and Hiking trips in the Mourne Mountains, the Giant's
Causeway Coast and Ring of Gullion available at all fitness
levels from challenging hikes over peaks to trails through
the mountains and countryside.
Visit hidden archaeological
sites by bicycle.
Arrange your own transport
and have your itinerary planned by Loretto, a Blue Badge
Guide. Check the event guide
for current information.
Your guide Loretto, a former
lecturer, a Blue Badge Guide and qualified mountain leader
with a Post Graduate Diploma in Outdoor Education, has a
width of experience leading walking groups in the mountains
of Ireland and Europe. Experiencing the outdoors in a fun
and exploratory way is fundamental to each walk. Check out
I really enjoyed the
hike up meelmore and meelbeg. it is something that i would
like to do again. Many thanks Gina
Our day spent with you in the Mountains
of Mourne was one of the highlights of our holiday. You
were a very attentive and informative guide, ascents somewhat
steep but magnificent panoramic views which were well worth
the effort. Dave & Eileen,
We all thoroughly enjoyed the walk and
meeting both yourself and David. Having you both as our
guides for the day made such a huge difference when we were
unfamiliar with the area. Francesca,
Greetings Loretto, from Mayo!
A note to thank you for the most enjoyable weekend we just
spent with you. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Mourne
mountains with you. Such fantastic landscape and all the
more enjoyable for having it all explained by yourself.
It was a pleasure and thank you very much. I do hope to
return again some time. Mairead,
Many thanks for a great day. It was
Outdoor Ireland North is
based at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, in Newcastle,
a coastal resort in the North East of Ireland less than
one hour drive from Belfast.
If you still have energy
at the end of the day, Dance
sessions, Ballroom, Latin and other dance styles can
be organized as a fun activity for groups.