Escape to Northern Ireland for an Adventure!

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May 08

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Great break away with mountain walks or something more leisurely.

Come and explore this corner of Northern Ireland with us. THIS EVENT IS FIVE NIGHTS over the early May bank holiday weekend. 

Voted the ‘Best Walking Destination’ in Northern Ireland lies the atmospheric Mourne Mountains. The Mourne Mountains are the highest and most dramatic mountain range in Northern Ireland and it’s summits are crowned by granite Tors. Any newcomer to the Mournes will be amazed by the many routes to explore, and the variety of landscapes that can be reached within this relatively confined geographical area.

The Mountains have a rich history from being known as ‘Smuggler’s Haven’ in the 18th and 19th centuries due to the illegal cargo ships full of booze, tobacco and silk that used to dock at the foot of the Mountains in Newcastle. The old smugglers track still exists today and is known as ‘The Brandy Pad’ – so this might be a fun route to explore with your camera!

Nestled in the heart of Mourne Mountains lies our accommodation, and we are staying for five days so there will be ample time to explore the beautiful local walks whilst kicking back and relaxing in the evenings. Our guest house, which we have to ourselves, has a well equipped kitchen and the Gap Bistro on site which will give us some great food options after walking in the mountains.

As we will be there for five days we have plenty of time to discover the area, from walking in the atmospheric Mourne Mountains to exploring historic areas. 


Transport: You'll need to make your own arrangements to Northern Ireland. The options are a ferry or by air, both to Belfast. Ferries go from Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast several times as day. There are also ferries from Cairnryan in Scotland to Belfast, and also a route from Douglas on the Isle of Man.

You can also fly to Belfast from several UK airports. The website has some good information on routes available for both ferries and flights. 

We will have a minibus available for the group to use whilst we are there, and we'll arrange a meeting point(s) in Belfast on the first day and use the minibus to transport people back to our accommodation - probably two pick-ups, due to numbers. 

We will confirm final pick-up timings early in the New Year. If you are keen to bag a travel bargain, aim for a morning arrival and departure mid afternoon onwards. If you are flying then Belfast City is a better choice. It is very close to the city which means you may have chance to explore a bit of Belfast itself. 

We'll be able to use the minibus throughout our stay to explore the area and to take us to the starting point of some of our walks, and the cost of it is included in the price of this event. 

Dogs: This event is not suitable for dogs.

All photographs taken from the Mourne Lodge Website and Facebook page. 


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