Tuesday 24 April 2018 06:09:14 AM

The 2017 Mourne International Walking Festival Is Launched
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This year’s Mourne International Walking Festival will run from Friday 23 June to Sunday 25 June 2017.

The festival, based in Warrenpoint traditionally attracts walkers from all over the world and for 2017 the organisers would like to see people from all over Northern Ireland also joining our international visitors.

Newry Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson Cllr Gillian Fitzpatrick is all set for the Mourne International Walking Festival.

Organisers are delighted that the Mourne International Walking Festival has recently been awarded ‘2016 Best Walking Festival’ and the Mourne Mountains have been awarded ‘2016 Best Walking Destination in Northern Ireland’.

There are a range of both guided and self-guided walks to suit various levels of fitness and experience so that families, strollers and serious walkers alike can take part. The lowland routes are pre-marked allowing you to walk at your own pace and are perfect for those wishing to take kids along, with refreshments at control points at intervals along the route. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult

Pre-booking is open now and a pre-booking discount is available. Alternatively, you can register on the morning of the walks.

You can revive tired feet with music at the annual Blister Ball, which is held this year in the Lough and Quay, Warrenpoint.

For more information contact the Warrenpoint Tourist Office on 028 4175 2256, visit:


or email:  [email protected]

Enjoy the Mournes: Cllr Gillian Fitzpatrick launches the Mourne International Walking Festival with a brisk walk along the Mourne coastline.