Mourne Hiking

Mourne Hiking
Mourne Hiking
Mourne Hiking
Mourne Hiking
Mourne Hiking

On Wednesday 26th September, home educating families had an adventure in the heart of the Mourne Mountains. It was to be led by Paul but he decided to have his own adventure!!!

   Conrad came to the rescue and led us up Trassey Track, eventually leading to the steep rocky climb to Hare's Gap. In all, 500 feet elevation and over 4 miles hiking.

   Conrad, a frequent mountain walker, pointed out landmarks such as, Slieve Meelmore, Slieve Bearnagh (mainly covered in cloud), Luke's Mountain, Slievenaglogh and the Brandy Pad. We also learnt why and when the 22 mile Mourne Wall was built.

   Two hours after starting off we arrived at our stunning location, Hare's Gap, a most beautiful and tranquil spot where we had our lunch. The kids added their stones to the "We made it" stone mound, leaving their mark and having found their second wind began to explore the exciting terrain.

   On our descent we saw a farmer and his three sheep dogs expertly separating his "red" sheep from a flock of "green" sheep and herding them further up the mountain side. We found golden mushrooms and a furry caterpillar!

   A fantastic day was had by all and much applause for all the kids, especially the 5 year old one!!

   Roll on the next trek.