A 10km drive around the slopes of Slieve Gullion offers visitors spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
The walk is located within the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The AONB is an area of national landscape importance and is centred on the craggy heather covered hills of a circular ring dyke volcano that erupted over 50 million years ago.
There is a beautiful walled garden, a mountain top trail to two megalithic cairns and a lake, with stunning views. There is also a children's playpark.
The huge burial cairn located on the summit of the mountain, the South Cairn, is known as The Calliagh Berras House and is the highest surviving passage tomb in Ireland.
From Newry take the Dublin Road until the Cloghoge Roundabout (2km). Travel on the B113 towards Forkhill, for approximately 5km past Meigh until the sign for Slieve Gullion Forest Park on the right hand side of the road just before Drumintee. Follow the drive past the Courtyard Centre to the car park which is the start and finish of the walk (GR J042196). Bus Service No 43 from Newry passes the Forest Park entrance.
Open Easter until the end of summer
Monday -Sunday 10.00am - dusk
Café open 10am - 4pm daily
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