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Newcastle Way (Northern Ireland)


42 km / 26 miles
The walk in the Mournes Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The route follows the coastline from Newcastle around the promontory of Murlough. Lanes and farmland tracks lead inland, through the charming village of Maghera, and on to the town of Castlewellan. A circuit of Castlewellan Forest Park is followed by a mixture of rural footpaths and quiet country lanes heading towards Tollymore Forest Park. From the woodland trails there are splendid views of the Mournes and Dundrum Bay. Woods and parks lead back to Newcastle.


Path Type: Northern Ireland Quality Routes
Waymark: Orange fern frond on blue background with path name
Attributes: Northern Ireland Quality Walks
Paths marked on OS mapping
Start and Finish: J375309 - Visitor Information Centre, Newcastle, Down
Web Sites: WalkNI - Newcastle Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Newcastle Way - Walker's Guide  (Walk Northern Ireland  - 2011 ) Download


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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)
OS (NI) Activity Map
Mournes, including Slieve Croob (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland - 2009)

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