The Great Outdoors
Hiking & Climbing
The Mournes are unique in that they have 12 peaks within a seven mile radius. Slieve Donard is the highest at 2,796ft (850m). The most famous feature is the Mourne Wall which is 22 miles (35km) long. It offers a great challenge for the keen hiker.
You are in the heart of the Mountains of Mournes with walks for all levels. We can provide you with walking cards (on loan) and information on the Mournes. Packed lunches can be provided. You can hire flasks, wet gear and bags for your expedition. We also have a large drying room and a tumble dryer (at an extra cost).
Our bedrooms are equipped with a set of 10 local walks. You are also encouraged to discuss your plans with the staff who will give you helpful advice. Your room will also provide information about these walks.
In the mournes area, seven circular routes have been clearly way marked and free laminated cards are available.
We encourage bikers to come to the Mournes and enjoy quiet country roads and an interesting terrain suitable for everyone.
Check out cycle routes on www.cycleni.com
For The Kids
There are various horse riding schools in the local area, for example the Gamekeepers lodge in Atticall
Funny Farm Adventures- castlewellan
Kilkeel Leisure Centre Tropicana – Outdoor Fun Pool
Mini Golf, Driving Range and Pitch & Putt
Kilkeel golf club
Foot golf newcastle
Cranfield Pitch and Putt Newcastle Golf Centre
There are many places to hire bicycles and mountain bike trails in kilkeel and castlewellan area
Lots of local walks (including Silent Valley and Lough Shannagh) suitable for all the family, check out your bedroom folder for ideas
The Mourne Lodge is a purpose built centre located in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, between Spelga Dam and The Silent Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We offer quality, budget accommodation for individuals.