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Hill Walk (Easy) Barnavave Loop

February 5, 2023

Easy Hillwalk ( not a ramble)

Walk : Barnavave Loop Carlingford

Meeting Point: Tourist Office Car Park, Carlingford

Meeting Time: 10.00 a.m.

Walk Start Time: 10.15 a.m.

Route: Barnavave Loop Red Trail (Southern portion)

Distance: 10km

Height : Summit 350m Total Ascent: 450m

Duration:   3½ to 4 hours including breaks

Please Text the leader by Friday 3rd February if you intend going on the walk

Leader’s Note:

We will follow the Red Trail Barnavave Loop (southern portion ) from Carlingford Village (Map: OSI Sheet 36) in an anti-clockwise direction. The loop starts off from the village by ascending to the main junction and proceeding straight on uphill past Savage’s Victuallers to the top of River Road. The loop follows tarmac roads, mountain paths and grassy tracks to the summit of Barnavave passing through the deserted village on the descent. Weather permitting there are wonderful views of Carlingford Lough, Slieve Foye and the Mourne Mountains.


Directions from Skerries:

Take the M1 North. Take Exit 18 signposted for N52, Dundalk and Carlingford. Take

4th exit at Roundabout, cross over M1, take 2nd exit at next roundabout onto the R173

signposted for Carlingford. Continue along R173 and then R175 for approximately

18km. Turn Left onto R176 signposted for Carlingford. Continue for 3.5km approx.

Tourist Office Car Park will be on your left. Driving time from Skerries is 1 hour 10 minutes approx. Toilet facilities in the car park.


WhatsApp : For ease of communication a Whats App group will be set up for the group coming on this walk. If you do not wish to be included please let the leader know when registering your interest in the walk. 



Leave No Trace: The club is a supporter of the Leave No Trace campaign so please ensure that you leave no litter (of any sort) on the hike route.


Clothing/Equipment: Please ensure that, at the very least, you have either hiking boots or walking shoes (no trainers) and depending on weather forecast, multiple layers including a warm jacket/ fleece, hat and gloves, a waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers, a flask with a hot drink, food, snacks and water. 

If unsure about the required gear or your ability to undertake the walk please check with the walk leader in advance. Poles are useful if accustomed to using them.


February 5, 2023


Claire Cunningham