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Walking Holiday on Northern Ireland's Ulster Way
on the Mourne Way
From Newcastle to Rostrevor

Walking holidays on Moyle Way in Northern Ireland The Mourne Way is a
26 mile section of
The Ulster Way,
through the Mourne Mountains.
The walk starts from the popular seaside resort of Newcastle on Northern Ireland's south east coast and ends at Rostrevor on the banks of Carlingford Lough. Walking in the Mourne Mountains, the Mourne Way passes through river valleys, stunning mountains and fine woodlands. This area is rich in history, full of myth and legend of the smugglers who brought goods to the area from the Isle of Man.
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Walking holiday on the Mourne Way in Ulster Northern Ireland

Suggested Tour Duration:
3 nights, 2 days walking
Total Distance:
30 miles
Min/max daily distance:
15/15 miles
Average Daily distance:
15 miles

Mourne Mountains
Carlingford Lough

You can combine this holiday with our walk on the
Lecale Way
for a longer walking holiday.

The route is clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.
This is a popular walking tour and we have carefully selected comfortable accommodation to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing.
Newcastle on self-guided walking holiday on Mourne Way in Northern Ireland
Day 1: Arrive at Newcastle
To start your walking holiday on The Mourne Way walking trail you make your own way to Newcastle, Northern Ireland (Ulster) for your first night's accommodation. Newcastle is well connected to Belfast by bus. We can assist with bus or coach transfers if necessary as well as ferry or plane travel from UK. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on The Mourne Way.
Mourne Mountains on self-guided walking holiday on Mourne Way in Northern Ireland Day 2: Newcastle to Hilltown.    15 miles  moderate
Walking out of Newcastle the hiking trail heads inland and follows the River Shimna before entering the Tollymore Forest Park. The walking trail joins the old smuggling route as it makes its way up through the Mourne Mountains to Blue Quarry, in the shadow of Butter Mountain.
Day 3: Hilltown to Rostrevor.    15 miles   moderate
Today's walking on the Mourne Way takes you to the high points of Butter Mountain and Spaltha where there are great views over to the high Mournes and South Armagh's Ring of Gullion. The walking trail passes in the shadow of Hen and Cock Mountain before entering the scotts pines of Rostrevor Forest. You descend to Rostrevor, a fine little town on the banks of Carlingford Lough with great views across to Southern Ireland and the Cooley Mountains.
Carlingford Lough on self-guided walking holiday on Mourne Way in Northern Ireland
Day 4: Depart after breakfast
Depart after breakfast or extend your holiday and spend some time in the area.
Why not link this walking holiday with the Lecale Way, making a full week's walking holiday.
We can transfer you to your car or station.

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on the Mourne Way

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
You can walk this hiking tour over
2 days at about 13 miles per day.
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available. A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Mourne Way

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks

Mourne Way 4 day itinerary:
2 days walking and 3 nights accommodation
single occ
solo traveller
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All prices subject to change
Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals:
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches:
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.
Optional Accommodation Upgrades
Can be added when booking online
Subject to availability                  Supplement per person per night
Newcastle, Co Down Double/Twin Single
Slieve Hotel £75.00 £110.00
single occ of double room £130.00
Burrendale Hotel £38.00 £85.00
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We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let's Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
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How to get there
By Plane to Belfast where we can arrange transfer to Newcastle
By Sea to Belfast or Larne
By Car to Newcastle or Rostrevor where parking is available
By Bus to Newcastle or Rostrevor
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