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Mourne Wall Challenge


31 km / 19 miles
A very challenging walk following the historic Mourne Wall. The summits include Slieve Binnian, Wee Binnian, Slievenaglogh, Slieve Muck, Carn Mountain, Slieve Loughshannagh, Slieve Meelbeg, Slieve Meelmore, Slieve Bearnagh, a more northerly Slievenaglogh, Slieve Commedagh and finally Slieve Donard (at 853m the highest mountain in Northern Ireland). Parts of the route can be quite boggy.

Group size should be limited to 12 due to erosion issues around the fragile Mourne wall.

The Mourne Wall was built between 1904 and 1922 in an effort to keep cattle and sheep out of the water catchment area of the Silent Valley reservoir.


Path Type: Northern Ireland Quality Routes
Attributes: Northern Ireland Quality Walks
Start and Finish: J344219 - Carricklittle, Down
Web Sites: WalkNI - Mourne Wall Challenge

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Mourne Mountains - Walker's Guide  (Walk Northern Ireland  - 2017 ) Download
Guidebook Mournes Walks  (O'Brien Press Limited  - 2015 3rd edition )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Other Paper Maps:
OS (NI) Discoverer
29 (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland - April 2011)
Harvey Superwalker map
Mourne Mountains - Superwalker (Harvey Maps - 2018)
OS (NI) Activity Map
Mournes, including Slieve Croob (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland - 2009)


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