Facilities & access

General

  • The Glen River trail is one of the more popular routes in the Mournes leading to the summit of Slieve Donard, providing spectacular views from the summit and access into the Inner Mournes
  • Bloody Bridge and the Mourne Coastal Path is a accredited quality walk. Information is available from www.walkni.com
  • Free parking at Donard Car Park, Main Street Newcastle (not National Trust). Also suitable for coaches. Additional free parking available at Bloody Bridge (also not National Trust)
  • Toilets located at Donard Car Park and Bloody Bridge Car Park
  • Picnic areas located at Donard Car Park and Bloody Bridge Car Park
  • Various pubs can be found in Newcastle, OHares Lounge Bars being the closest.
  • Dogs must be kept under strict control as the site is grazed by sheep
  • Murlough Cottage, at nearby Dundrum sleeps 2/3
  • Murlough Gate Lodge also in Dundrum, located on the edge of Murlough NNR, Dundrum sleeps 4

Access

  • There is disabled parking in Donard Car Park
  • Mobility toilets located at Donard Car Park and Bloody Bridge Car Park
  • Rough forest and mountain tracks, steep in places, parts of the mountain section have been pitched with stone

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