Mourne Way Challenge

Mourne Way Challenge

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Kilbroney Park

Shore Road


BT34 3AA

United Kingdom

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No Refunds

This is an endurance challenge! Can you hike the full 26 mile length of the Mourne Way?

About this event

This route is almost entirely off road, traversing the foothill of the Mourne Mountains from Newcastle to Rostrevor on Carlingford Lough. The route takes you from the sea in Newcastle, across the Mournes and back to the sea at Rostrevor. It is a linear route which follows mountain tracks and forest paths and takes in one summit (Butter Mountain).

Start and finish: Kilbroney Car Park

Distance: 38km

Approx Time: 12 hours

Level: Strenuous

Terrain: rocky track, open mountain, river crossing, 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:


Waterproof jacket and trousers

Hat and gloves

Water and snacks (plenty of)

Head torch

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.


Please note that we will be transported by the Mourne Shuttle Service from Kilbroney to Newcastle to begin our hike. We will then hike back to Kilbroney. Please pay Mourne Shuttle Service £5 on the day.


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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