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October 2018

Gems of the Mournes Trek


Mourne Mountains


Saturday, 13 October, 2018


08:00 to 17:00

About the Event

Take steps to help Nexus break the silence on sexual violence by taking part in our stunning 'Gems of the Mournes' trek on Saturday 13th October.

You will experience some of the most beautiful scenery the Mournes has to offer. Starting at Meelmore lodge, we will follow the Trassey River which leads us up to Hare's Gap. From there we start our climb up the amazing Slieve Bearnagh. Once summited, we will continue our journey, passing the feet of Slieve Meelmore & Meelbeg, heading south into the heart of the Mournes, Doan. Taking in the 360 views from Doan and overlooking Lough Shannagh, we then proceed North West picking up the Mourne Way which takes us past Fofanny Dam and back to our starting point at Meelmore Lodge for some catchup and refreshments.

Ascent – 589m (approximate and may be altered if needed)

Distance – 8-10 miles (approximate and may be altered if needed)

Duration – 5-6 hours (approximate)

Please note: This is graded as a moderate walk - suitable for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country. Walking boots are essential. This walk is not recommended for those under 18 years but children aged 16-17 years and accompanied by an adult may take part.

Registration fee of £25 includes services of experienced guide throughout the trek, insurance, post-trek refreshments at Meelmore Lodge & Nexus t-shirt!

Fundraising target - £100. We ask all participants to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100 in support of the work of Nexus NI.

Let the Mournes inspire you!

All participants are also welcome to join Nexus for free taster art workshops as part of our art expressions series in the weeks following the trek. (Optional & dates to be confirmed).

Take your emotions, thoughts and experience from the trek and turn it into a unique form of art by taking part in a post-event art workshop. Learn new skills and get tips/ ideas from our artist who will guide you to create your own masterpiece!

What to Bring

The itinerary and a kit list will be sent out upon registration.

Contact and Booking

For more information or to register your place visit

If you have any questions please email or call 028 9032 6803

For more information about Gems of the Mournes Trek, click here.

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