Explore the most popular Nature Trips trails in Down with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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muddy
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rocky
1 month ago

Excellent loop. Good mix of difficult steep terrain and flat trails. Was able to do the entire thing in one (wet and windy) day with a full pack (skipped the devil's coach road as it was gusting to 60/70 up there - didn't fancy getting blown down it!) . I'd recommend following the Mourne wall to the south side of Rocky mountain before striking West along the edge of Annalong wood - bushwhacking over the hillocks between Rocky and Annalong river is tough going. Also be aware that on days when the river is flowing fast, it may be difficult to find a good spot to cross. Prepare to get your feet wet!

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muddy
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

This trail is simply amazing, but for an added bonus, after waking on day 2 in Annalong Valley, you have the option to trek towards Carrick little car park and then turn back toward Slieve Binnian. On a clear day, the views from Binnian are breathtaking, overlooking the famous Silent Valley reservoir and Ben Crom damn wall and reservoir.

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Would highly recommend this trip, some fantastic scenery and a great opportunity for camping overnight. great spot to camp when you get to annalong wood, which breaks the trip up and makes things a little more enjoyable. also if your feeling fresh the next day you could always climb Slieve Donard or Slieve Commedagh and camp for a second night in Donard forest

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Sunday, February 04, 2018