Walks in County Down

Down is a coastal county in the northeast of Ireland. It is one of nine counties which together comprise the province of Ulster. Down shares land boundaries with two other counties – both of which are also in Ulster (Armagh and Antrim). The tidal Newry River separates the county from neighbouring Louth in the province of Leinster. The County High Point of Down is on the 853m summit of Slieve Donard.

Route location map (walk start points):

The map below shows start points for published walking routes in the county. Click a marker on the map for more information.

  View expanded version in Google Maps


Walking guidebooks for County Down

  Ireland's County High Points - A Walking Guide

  Northern Ireland - A Walking Guide

  Hiking in Ireland

  Walking in Ireland

  Best Irish Walks

  The Mournes Walks

  The Mountains of Ireland

  Irish Coastal Walks


Online walking resources for County Down:

  WalkNI (up to 5 miles)

  WalkNI (5-20 miles)

  WalkNI (over 20 miles)