Walk this Way: The Mourne Wall Trek

Between 1904 and 1922, the 22-mile (36km) dry-stone Mourne Wall and dam was built to enclose Silent Valley. The Mourne Wall Trek follows the wall in a circuit that climbs over 15 of the Mourne Mountains’ main peaks. The steep path is more than most hikers want to take on, and probably shouldn’t be attempted in a single day (though there are serious hikers who’ve done it in 1 day). But it is a fine, long walk for experienced ramblers and offers wonderful views. There are several different places where you can join the pathway, and you can hike either clockwise or counterclockwise. For more information about the route, including maps and a photo log of every stage, go to www.mournewall.co.uk.


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