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Outdoor Walks and Parks

Within distance of The Ring of Gullion & Mourne Mountains means we are lucky to have beautiful nature walks. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy what Ireland has to offer.

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Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Slieve Gullion Forest Park offers the unmissable opportunity to experience tranquil woodland trails, stunning views across the Ring of Gullion and surrounding landscape and top class facilities for walkers and families. Play in the Adventure Playpark; explore the Giant’s Lair in the wonderful Hawthorn Hill Forest Nature Reserve and woodland trails, or sit back in the cafe and watch nature.

1.7 Miles

Camlough Lake

The lake gets its name from the Irish ‘Camloch’ meaning ‘Crooked lake’. Camlough is a narrow ribbon lake running for about 2.5km, it was gouged out by ice. Camlough is an oasis for bird and insect life throughout the year, including Grey Herons, Moorhens, Mute Swans and Great Crested Grebes. Camlough lake is also excellent for fishing small to medium pike, bream, roach and perch.

2.3 Miles


Kilbroney Forest Park

Kilbroney Park Forest features riverside walks and an arboretum. There is a two-mile forest drive which showcases panoramic views over Carlingford Lough. There is also a Play Park with children's play area and tennis courts, an Information area and a café all on site.
The forest drive leads to a car park from where walkers have the opportunity to climb to Cloughmore, 'the big stone', a 30ton erratic, which sits at approx 1000ft above Rostrevor. Geologists explain its presence here as having been deposited during the ice age.  However, local folklore claims it was thrown here by Finn Mac Cool during a fight with a Scottish Giant. During the same battle, the Scottish Giant allegedly tore out a handful of earth and flung it back at Finn, it missed and landed in the sea.  We now know that area as the Isle of Man and the divot he made, filled up with water and became Lough Neagh. 

17.4 Miles

Mourne Mountains

The majesty of the Mournes can be felt as soon as they come into view: a sweeping range of grand peaks, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty certainly lives up to this title. Choose any of the Mournes’ many weaving trails, and you will be treated to epic scenery, legendary stories and a sense of pure awe as you roam this vast mountain range.

17.4 Miles


Ravensdale Forest Park

Experience this 8.5-km circular trail near Ravensdale, County Louth. Generally considered a moderately challenging route. Explore the breathtaking views of Co.Louth, Down & Armagh.

4.1 miles

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Templetown Beach

Situated on a beautifully unspoilt stretch of coast looking out toward the Irish Sea, Templetown Beach lies in the furthest southeast corner of the Cooley Peninsula. Templetown Beach proudly boasts a Blue Flag status beach thanks to the quality of its water and swimming, kite surfing and all sorts of other watersports take place. Lifeguards on patrol during the bathing season from 11am to 6pm (Weekends in June; Everyday – July and August; First two weekends in September). 

19.4 miles

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