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Hill Walk Slieve Martin/ Kilbroney

July 7

Walk: Hillwalk, moderate (easy side of moderate). Mournes.

Meeting Point: Eurospar Skerries or Kilbroney Park

Meeting Time: 8.15 am at Eurospar / 9.45 am at Kilbroney Park, lower car park

Walk Start Time: 10am

Route: This walk starts in Kilbroney Forest Park Rostrevor. We will start from the car park
and follow the track up to Fiddlers Green and then up to the Cloughmore Stone. From there
to Ballynagelty summit and then along tracks to Slieve Martin. From there we will loop back
through the forest and along the Glen Stream back to the car park.

Distance: 11km

Height: Summit 485 m (Slieve Martin) ; Total ascent : approx 600m

Duration: 4 to 4.5 hours including breaks

Please Text the leader by (Friday July 5th) if you intend going on the walk

Leader’s Note: This walk offers beautiful views of the surrounding areas and on a good
day it is easy to understand how C.S. Lewis once said "that part of Rostrevor which
overlooks Carligford Lough is my idea of Narnia" . There are stunning vistas down to
Carlingford Lough and across it to the hills of the Cooley Pennisula. The walk is on tracks
and trails and is a combination of forest trails and open mountain side and the final
section takes us downhill along the Glenn stream.

Directions from Skerries: Directions from Dublin to Kilbroney Park (travel takes 90 minutes
approximately): follow the M1 to Newry. Take exit for B113 from A1. Follow A2 from Newry through
Warrenpoint into Rostrevor. The entrance to Kilbroney Park is on the left Postcode: BT34 3AA
There is a £5 charge for each car entering the car park. Toilet facilities and coffee shop
available in the car park

WhatsApp : (leader to insert only if intending to set up a Whats App group) : 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.


July 7


Mary Collins