The Mourne and Cooley Mountains: A Walking Guide

The Collins Press


Type: Hike

  • The Mourne and Cooley Mountains are quite simply a hiker’s paradise.


    These exhilarating walks will take you to the highest point in Northern Ireland, to scenic Slieve Foye and the ancient summit of Slieve Gullion. 


    On routes steeped in the legend of the Táin Bó Cúailgne, trek through picturesque woodlands. Discover the highest passage tomb in Ireland, use an old smugglers’ route and walk alongside tranquil reservoirs. The more ambitious will relish the Mourne Wall and Mourne Seven Sevens challenges, and some summits include optional scrambles to the top of dramatic granite tors or rocky outcrops. 

    Each graded route is illustrated with photographs and specially drawn maps. Snippets on the rich flora, fauna, geology, history, heritage and folklore of each area are included throughout. 

    So, get your walking boots on and discover the impressive landscape that inspired C.S. Lewis’ magical world of Narnia and served as the backdrop for Game of Thrones.


    Book Format: Paperback

    Published: 2018

    Dimensions: 198 x 128 mm

    Number of pages: 128