Donard in the Dark

Donard in the Dark

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Donard Car Park

5 Donard Park


BT33 0HL

United Kingdom

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No Refunds

For a totally different experience, join us to climb the highest mountain in NI for sunset followed by a torch lit descent in the dark.

About this event

This epic hike will take you to the summit of Slieve Donard for sunset followed by a torch lit descent in the dark. The hike is strenuous and you will need a good level of fitness, a bit of determination and a good torch!

Start and finish: Donard Car Park

Distance: 11km

Highest point: 853m

Total Ascent: 853m

Approx Time: 6 hours

Level: Strenuous

Terrain: rocky track, open mountain, granite steps, forest

Can I go on my own?

Of course, there are lots of people that join our events on their own, it won’t be long until you are making new mountain mates!

What you will need to wear:

Suitable footwear- this includes walking boots or waterproof hiking/mountain running trail shoes

Walking trousers or leggings (no jeans/cotton)

Insulating layers such as fleece or wool and a jacket

What you will need to bring with you:

Small backpack

Waterproof jacket and trousers

Hat and gloves

Water and snacks

Are you ready for an adventure? You will get a guided hike with qualified and experienced mountain leaders who are outdoor first aid trained and will be carrying first aid and emergency equipment for your safety.


This event is ran in collaboration with Wander Dogs. We are dog friendly (dogs on lead please) 🐾


IF WE CANCEL OR POSTPONE an event for any reason, you will have the option of:

1. Completing your activity on a rescheduled date

2. Receive a full refund.


If you notify us with over 14 days notice of the event start date credit will be given that you can use against other events. Within 14 days notice of an event there is no credit given and we do not offer exchanges/transfer of your ticket onto another event.

Please note: Due to the nature of the events we provide and the environments these take place in, hikes will not be cancelled simply because of bad weather. However they will be cancelled by us if bad weather deems the event dangerous. In this instance we will get in touch to notify you. Hikes are subject to minimum group numbers being reached. In the event that this does not happen, you will be notified and offered a full refund, or the opportunity to be transferred onto a different event.

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