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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
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
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
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
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
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