Explore the Mournes Day Walk – moderate difficulty

GeoHike is part of NI Science Festival 2021. Join our Mountain Leader, geologist and tour guide for a guided Hike in the Mourne Mountains. As you step out we will be navigating our way through 55 million years of geological action from violent volcanic activity to sculpting ice flows and finishing with the gentle flowing rivers which combined, created this amazing outdoor playground.

On this hike you will improve your Hill Walking Skills with our Mountain Leader and gain confidence to explore the outdoors at your leisure. Our geologist will show you how to interpret the surrounding landscape and will be stopping at key localities that provide evidence of this incredible geological story.

This is a great opportunity to see the Mournes in a different light. Whilst there are no big summit’s to bag, you will learn how to be self-reliant in the hills and explore the lesser-spotted parts of the Mourne Mountains.

Meeting at Trassey Car Park, our Mountain Leader & tour guide will talk through equipment, clothing and introduce some map skills before starting the day’s hike.  Limited Numbers, book early to avoid disappointment.

What’s Involved
  • Navigation – Map & Compass provided
  • Safety – Shelters, Emergencies
  • Natural History
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Geology & rock formations
  • Leave No Trace – Countryside Ethics
What To Bring
  • Full Waterproofs (Jacket & Trousers)
  • Walking Boots / Approach Shoes / Fell Running Shoes
  • Warm mid-layers (plus a spare)
  • Medium Rucksack & Waterproof Liner (thick Bin Bag)
  • Survival Bag
  • Lunch, Snacks, Water, Hot Drink
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Head Torch
  • Face Mask / Hand Sanitiser



Group courses organised according to demand. This event is being run in conjunction with NI Science Festival on Sunday 25th April 2021.

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GeoHike | Mourne Mountains | Hill Walking | Hill Skills | Geology |

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