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Uphill walk well worth the views

A lovely lady at the tourist information building recommended this walk to us. It's a fairly steep... read more

Reviewed 29 February 2016
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Fabulous wee walk and great views of Newcastle and the mournes . It's a bit of a climb but well... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2016
Antrim, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

A lovely lady at the tourist information building recommended this walk to us. It's a fairly steep uphill walk on steps that go straight up to the old granite quarries. However this is the hardest bit...it was good to get the worst bit out of...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Fabulous wee walk and great views of Newcastle and the mournes . It's a bit of a climb but well worth it.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank patchey1
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We were visiting family and friends in Northern Ireland and our base was in Newcastle. We were staying at the Seaview Appartments which is located close to the Harbour Inn the start of the Granite Tail is just a short distance from here. The start...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Climb up this steep walk to get amazing views of Newcaslte and the Mourne Mountains. Walking along the old granite trail from the quarry.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Sorrel F
Reviewed 8 September 2015

One of the many ways to get a taste of the Mourne Area. The trail starts across the road from Newcastle Harbour and takes you directly up a long, straight and quite steep path that was the original Boogy line for the Quarry Industry many...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank michaelwilliamson
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Easy parking at the harbour. I can't believe that I diddent know about this walk. I could really feel the burn on the leg muscles going up, but not to worry, it was ballenced out by the walk back down again. The scenery is wonderful...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank 621kc
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

When in Newcastle we take the dog up the Granite trail every morning. It's a long climb up the granite steps but the views from the top and the old quarry above are fantastic. Looking out at all of Newcastle and Murlough bay is breathtaking....More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Tim B
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

The climb is quite steep however the view is fantastic. Well worth the effort and some interesting history and some good exhibits on the trail. Bring some water on a hot day.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank wellan1
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Really interesting history trek through the lower mournes which ended up at the Ice house - the views are spectacular from the top of the trail

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank doberhus
Reviewed 22 May 2015

It would be easy to miss the steps which lead up to this attraction. It is past the Newcastle harbour. One needs to have sturdy footwear and be reasonably fit to take advantage of the whole walk. It is off the beaten track and well...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank lovetotravel876
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