Rostrevor Forest Park – Slieve Martin, Slievefadda, Knockshee (Hill of the Fairies), Slievemeen, Cloghmore Stone and Fiddlers Green (the Mournes)

7 October, 2012 @ 10:30 – 17:30

Meet at Mynt car park 10:30am
Or at Rostrevor Forest Park upper car park at 12.15-12.30pm

Moderate and easy walks

There are two walks planned to suit different levels of fitness, both starting and ending at the Upper Carpark at Rostrevor Forest Park (on the scenic drive).
We will set out together to walk through the forest to the summit of Slieve Martin. From there, those who wish to take the longer option will walk via Slievefadda down to Knockshee while the remainder will walk via Slievemeen and Fiddler’s Green back to the car park. There are no particularly steep inclines with either walk. The views over the Cooley Mountains and Carlingford Lough are spectacular.

These walks range from moderate to easy but it is essential that appropriate footwear is worn as it is over rough terrain(no trainers).

As the days get shorter, the walks get easier, though this one is perhaps longer than some.

It’s at the very southern part of the Mournes with splendid views of Carkingford Lough and the Cooleys beyond. We’re walking out to Knockshee from the upper car park at Rostrevor Forest Park. This hill, is rather special, as the name implies!  Knockshee translates as “Hill of the Fairies”. It has a mystical look and feel about it, as well as being a wonderful place for a picnic overlooking Carlingford. Slievefadda ( on the way to Knockshee) translates as the “Long Mountain” – it is also mercefully long and flat.