Slieve Donard Path Appeal


The Glen River in the Mournes
A helicopter drops a ton bag of stones at the wall running up to Slieve Donard with an impressive mountain view in the background

Help us protect this incredible landscape by donating to our Slieve Donard path appeal.

  • The summit of Slieve Donard sees 100,000 people treading the path each year
  • We'll need a helicopter to lift the 1 tonne bags of Mourne granite to the path
  • The National Trust cares for 1400 acres of land in the Mournes
The Mourne Rangers chat between heli-lift drops

Mournes Path Project

We're working to protect the rare habitats of the Mournes by improving the paths on Slieve Donard and Bloody Bridge.

Donate to Slieve Donard Path Appeal

Please select an amount

£5 will protect 1 square meter of the mountain from erosion by planting native grass seed
£25 will help us buy specialised tools like mountain picks to break the ground of the path
£100 will help build three stone steps up the mountain
Or enter your own amount
Mourne Path Restoration Project

National Trust in the Mournes

The Mourne Mountains are the highest and most dramatic mountain range in Northern Ireland. Beloved by hikers, the Mournes have long inspired writers and storytellers. A landmark of international importance, its 12 peaks have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Find out more about our work as caretakers of Slieve Donard and Slieve Commedagh including our recovery activity following the recent fire and donation appeal to support this effort.

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work in the outdoors at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For everyone, for ever.

Donate now to the Slieve Donard Path Appeal