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Starts at the harbour, straight into a steep climb which goes on for maybe 3/4 mile. After crossing a stile, you swing to the right and the gradient lessens, taking you up to the main quarry, which seems to still be working. Great views along...More
I’d walked Donard summit and foothills many times but was unaware of this little gem of a walk till now. Interesting exhibits along the steep path up to the line of donard wood. And a word of warning- it is fairly steep too. Though you...More
I'm not new to Newcastle, but this wander is new to me. Love, love, loved it. Took us on to the side of Thomas mountain, up to the quarry and into Donard forest. A beautiful day helped. Not hugely signposted do a little bit of...More
Whilst a hike up the hill had me breathless at times it was worth it for the stunning views I've Newcastle. It was so peaceful and calm, with only a few walkers passing by. Interesting remnants can be seen from the quarrying period. We walked...More
We normally start our walk from just opposite the Harbour Inn where the Bogey Line ends. This line was where the granite was brought down from the quarries to the harbour for shipment. It is a steep climb and can be wet under foot. Having...More
This walk starts off at Newcastle harbour. It's a fairly straight and somewhat strenuous track to the top along he old gurney track. This means it's quite a straight walk. Once at the top you can choose to carry on over the stile and visit...More
The Granite trail starts just above the car park at Newcastle Harbour. A 1km uphill ascent starts the trail, Granite steps have been crafted to help divide the gradient but unfortunately erosion has left these too big to step up leaving the walking to look...More