The Mournes Activity Map | Weather-Resistant | Includes Slieve Croob | Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland | OSNI 1:25,000 Scale Series | Northern Ireland | Walks | Hiking | Maps | Adventure
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OpenStreetMap is an opensource global crowd sourced map. It is better at showing footpaths than the OS in some places. Afloat or ashore, these maps are guides to a beautiful area offering a tranquil cruise on the lakes, fishing or visiting the many local tourist attractions.
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The Mourne Mountains also influenced C. S. Lewis to create the mythical world featured in his The Chronicles of Narnia series.   Helicopter crash [ edit ] To follow the mountain trail, climb the stone steps and cross the stile above the car park. Follow a faint grassy trail directly up the slope to the top of the ridge. The 500m-high summit of Butter Mountain, the highest point of the route, lies just to the left, and provides fantastic views over the northwestern Mournes. Kirk, David (2002). The Mountains of Mourne: A Celebration of a Place Apart. Belfast: Appletree Press. ISBN 0-86281-846-X.The name ' Mourne' is derived from the name of a Gaelic clan or sept called the Múghdhorna.   The older name of this mountainous territory was Bairrche, which is likely a collective noun derived from the Irish barr, meaning 'top, peak'.  This survives in the Irish name for the mountains, na Beanna Boirche, literally "the peaks of the peak district".   It was historically anglicized as 'Bennyborfy'.  The name Bairche or Boirche was also personified as the mythical shepherd of the mountains.  Despite its gory history, the area is one of the most picturesque spots for a walk in the Mournes, and an excellent spot to begin an ascent to Slieve Donard. For experienced walkers This series of 1:25,000 scale paper maps is for outdoor enthusiasts and includes all features associated with land-based outdoor pursuits. OSNI activity maps are double sided and printed on water resistant paper. Lough Erne Activity map
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Wander through the 450 hectares that make up Castlewellan Forest Park. Canoe, cycle, horse ride, or walk around the vast lake that sits in the shadow of Castlewellan Castle. Bring your fishing rod if you want to catch dinner. Many local painters have depicted the mountains, including the same Percy French, who immortalized them in song.  MountainViews.ie, a hillwalking resource for Ireland". Mountaineering Ireland (Irish Mountaineering Council). 2014. This is a royal castle, built in the mid 13th century as part of the coastal chain guaranteeing a safe passage between Dublin and the north. A small mound nearby to the west may be the remains of an earlier castle and the ruins of a medieval church also survive. The views from the massive rectangular keep to the Mournes and across Carlingford Lough to Carlingford are spectacular. 4 miles south west of Kilkeel by minor roads from the A2. Narrow Water Castle