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Explore the Mourne Mountains when staying at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa

The Mourne Mountains are the highest and most dramatic mountain range in Northern Ireland, its summits crowned by granite tors. The mountains themselves are crisscrossed by an unrivalled network of paths and tracks, providing enthusiastic walkers with incredible opportunities for exploration.

In the centre of the Mournes is Northern Ireland’s highest mountain peak, Slieve Donard which rises to an impressive height of 848 metres. Discovering the Mourne Mountains by foot is a must. Dominated by a compact ring of 12 mountains rising above 2000ft or 600m, there are walks to suit everyone.

The landscape lends itself perfectly to outdoor adventures, the combination of sea and mountains means you can choose from full-on adventure or a more laid-back approach to the outdoors.

Alternatively, visitors can enjoy the Mourne Way Walk, a 26 mile off-road walk traversing the foothills from Newcastle to Rostrevor. The route provides a magnificent display of amazing views of the impressive Mournes.

For more information please visit Walk NI.

Make the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa your base for exploring the Mourne Mountains. Click here for our best available bed and breakfast rates.