The Mourne and Cooley Mountains: A Walking Guide

15th May 2018
Add yet another guidebook to add to your Irish hillwalking collection.

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When released at the end of May, get a signed copy here (posted to Ireland and the UK only) or online on The Collins Press,, and Cordee. Also in bookshops such as Hodges Figgis, Waterstones, Easons, Dubray Books and all other good bookshops - just enquire.

The Mourne and Cooley Mountains are quite simply a hiker's paradise. These exhilarating walks will take you to the highest point in Northern Ireland, to scenic Slieve Foye and the ancient summit of Slieve Gullion. On routes steeped in the legend of the Táin Bó Cúailgne, trek through picturesque woodlands. Discover the highest passage tomb in Ireland, use an old smugglers route and walk alongside tranquil reservoirs. The more ambitious will relish the Mourne Wall and Mourne Seven Sevens challenges, and some summits include optional scrambles to the top of dramatic granite tors or rocky outcrops. Each graded route is illustrated with photographs and specially drawn maps. Snippets on the rich flora, fauna, geology, history, heritage and folklore of each area are included throughout. So, get your walking boots on and discover the impressive landscape that inspired C.S. Lewis magical world of Narnia and served as the backdrop for Game of Thrones.

Get a taste of walks in the book in this YouTube video:

These are the routes described in the book:

Sample pages: