My first real memory of hiking is me sitting at the bottom of Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains crying because I hated every moment of it, and my Mum would tell you this was a regular occurrence when I was a child. I hated … Continue reading 100KM ISN’T THAT FAR, IS IT? – GUEST BLOG BY KATY MCMONAGLE
I have been meaning to write this blog post for quite a while now, and, after chatting with some of the ladies from my Wild Women hiking group at the weekend about my favourite bits of kit and things I never leave the house without … Continue reading HIKING – MY ESSENTIAL KIT LIST
The latest Wild Women Wanders group were well and truly treated to a super mountain workout in the glorious summer sunshine when they took to the trails on 18th July. Northern Irish summers are notoriously wet so I was delighted when driving down past Spelga … Continue reading WILD WOMEN WANDERS – MOURNE MOUNTAINS – SUNSHINE!
We enjoyed THE best family trek on Sunday! Not sure where to go for an afternoon wander, we decided finally to try out the Granite Trail in Newcastle, County Down, after a friend recommended it. Despite being regular hikers in the Mournes, we had never … Continue reading HIKING WITH KIDS – THE MOURNE MOUNTAINS – THE GRANITE TRAIL
Hi everyone! Blogger extraordinaire Kelly Hargie asked me to throw together a few words for her Every Treasure blog and, because she’s been kind enough to do the same for me on more than one occasion, I was only too happy to oblige. Quick bio … Continue reading HIGH PEAKS AND DARK PLACES – BY DAVID MCILROY FROM TREKKING NI
Doan is one of our absolute favourite hikes in the Mourne Mountains and we return throughout the seasons to enjoy its unusual landscape and far-stretching vistas. It’s one of those great hikes that doesn’t require too much effort (really!) yet delivers on beautiful views, interesting … Continue reading HIKING WITH KIDS – THE MOURNE MOUNTAINS – SLIEVE DOAN
I am over the moon to be included in this wonderful selection of blogs on the Britmums ‘Outdoor Adventure’ round-up. Compiled by Lucy from Kids of the Wild, this feature about child-free challenges for personal wellbeing is sure to get you excited about planning some adventures of your own…there are ideas to inspire everyone!
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Big thanks to Trekking NI for featuring me on their excellent blog once again. This time with an article about ‘Returning to the mountains after an injury’.
Slieve Bearnagh is without a doubt one of the most striking mountains in the Mourne Range. It is my personal favourite mountain to trek because it is always a really good challenge! It’s distinctive jagged summit can be picked out from miles away as it … Continue reading HIKING WITH KIDS – THE MOURNE MOUNTAINS – SLIEVE BEARNAGH
TAKING ON TWO SUMMITS IN 1 DAY… We had such a great day in the mountains last Sunday. We travelled down from Belfast early in the morning to make the most of the daylight hours and with the intention of climbing Slieve Meelmore. We ended … Continue reading HIKING WITH KIDS – THE MOURNE MOUNTAINS – SLIEVE MEELMORE AND SLIEVE MEELBEG