The Mournes Walks

Title:  The Mournes Walks

Author:  Paddy Dillon

Publisher:  The O'Brien Press

ISBN:  9781847171412

First published:  2000

Latest revision:  2009

Summary:  Walking guidebook detailing thirty-two quality routes of various grades throughout the Mourne Mountains of County Down in Northern Ireland.

On the back cover:  'Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea.' They sweep down to the sea, they rise in huge heathery humps surrounded by farmlands divided into tiny, stone-walled fields. Explore the Mournes in the company of walking expert Paddy Dillon, taking in the rugged coast, high mountains and forest parks. The walks: the High and Low Mournes, as well as the Kingdom of Mourne; the Silent Valley circuit; the Mourne Coastal Path; the old smuggling route of the Brandy Pad; Warrenpoint and Rostrevor; the complete Mourne Wall circuit; the Mourne Trail section of the Ulster Way in four parts from Newry to Clough; Tollymore and Castlewellan Forest Parks; as well as lesser-known outlying trails such as the Castlewellan Loanans. Caters for casual strollers, family groups, ramblers and serious walkers.

Content & credits:  160 pages. Words [by Paddy Dillon]. No Photographs. Sketched, black & white illustrations [by others (uncredited)]. Digitally-produced, black & white route location and detail maps [by others (uncredited)].

Route location map (walk start points):


Other walking guidebooks for this area:

The area covered by this book is also dealt with by the following list of recommended titles.

  Ireland's County High Points - A Walking Guide

  Northern Ireland - A Walking Guide

  Hiking in Ireland

  Walking in Ireland

  Best Irish Walks

  The Mountains of Ireland

  Irish Coastal Walks


Counties covered by this book:

This guidebook contains walking routes in the following counties.

  County Down