Slieve Roosley, Mournes

5 March, 2017 @ 10:15 – 17:00

Meet at car park at the junction of Dunbar Link/Exchange Street/Corporation Street at 10:15am or at Leitrim Lodge car park near Hiiltown, at 12 noon (near Batt’s Wood)

Distance-8 miles


Terrain – Low hills and moorlands. Mostly on good tracks and paths, but some parts can be wet, boggy and untrodden

To start with ww walk past the Mass Rock in Batt’s Wood, through Batt’s Wall and through the forest to the Yellow Water River. At this point, we leave the familiar track, head westwards across two public roads to follow the Scholar’s Pad over Slieve Roosley and Wee Roosley and back down again to the car park at Leitrim Lodge.

This walk gives an insight into past farming practices as the route passes a number of derelict farms and houses.

Please ensure that you wear proper footwear with plenty of grip as parts of this route may be slippery. Please also make sure that you have adequate food for lunch and plenty of water for hydration.