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The Mourne International Walking Festival celebrates 20 years next month
The Mourne International Walking Festival celebrates two decades of outdoor enjoyment and discovery next month when this award-winning three-day event returns on Friday 22nd June.
This Festival celebrates the Mourne Mountains area, with its sweeping slopes, granite peaks and stunning coastline views, and has captivated thousands of walkers, hikers – and strollers – with its myriad of weaving trails and popular rest spots, since 1998.
This year’s special event kicks off on Friday 22nd June and runs until Sunday 24th and will feature a range of routes suitable for those who are just starting out, those keen to put their best foot forward and those more experienced to walking a tougher terrain.
Launched by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, the annual festival welcomes hundreds of individual, group and family walkers of every age and all nine routes to choose from have been carefully planned to impress at both low and
The Mourne Mountains has already been recognised as the ‘Best Walking Destination’ in Northern Ireland by WalkNI, which credits the area for its unrivalled network of paths and tracks which provides walkers with incredible opportunities to explore. The Mourne Walking Festival has also won the WalkNI ‘Favourite Walking Event’ award for two consecutive years.