Mourne Wall Walk

07 September
Join us for an unforgettable experience in the beautiful Mourne Mountains as we recreate a fantastic tradition by journeying the 22 miles and 10000 feet along the impressive granite structure that is The Mourne Wall. As with the original event, the challenge is to complete the journey within 12 hrs and will remain so for the walking category, however, in addition to the traditional walking challenge this year sees the addition of our new running category.

We're really excited, that with the support of many, not least NI Water we have the opportunity to bring back a phenomenal tradition that started as far back as 1957. We're also really excited that with your support we can create a truly sustainable event that can continue to benefit future generations.

This year, while the events Charity Beneficiaries are the Mourne Heritage Trust and the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team, we do not have a main Event Charity Partner. Thus leaving you to decide if you wish to use the event to raise funds and if so, which Charity you choose to benefit.

Mourne Wall Run

Your route will be based upon the true wall route starting and finishing in the Silent Valley Mountain Park. It covers a mixture of track and mountain trail (both man made and natural mountainous terrain) with steep ascents and descents. The distance over land will be approximately 22 miles, with height climbed approx 10000 feet and duration of approximately 7 hours. Check in on the day will be 8.30 am - 9.30 am with the average journey time being 7 hours. This is a challenging mountain route and participants must be prepared both in terms of physical fitness, skill and equipment

Online Registration will open soon

Booking fee £49.00 per participant

(Please note that participants must be a minimum of 12 yrs old with those 17 yrs or under accompanied by an adult)

Participants Information


Your challenge involves running the route of The Mourne Wall, Mourne Mountains, County Down, Northern Ireland

Start/Finish Location: Silent Valley Mountain Park, Mourne Mountains
Date: Sunday 7th September 2014

Distance: 22 miles approx
Height: 10000 feet approx
Duration: 7hrs (Please note that this is approximate and may take longer)
Check-in: 8.30am -9.30am (Please note that Check in closes at 9.30am sharp)

This is a managed event with concept and logistics by the Life Adventure Company to include All Permissions, Registration, Check in, Timing, Marshalling, Safety and Support.

The following is to provide you with all the information you require to enable you to prepare appropriately for what is an exciting Mountain run. Where anyone has any questions regarding any aspect of their participation, please feel free to contact the Life team on +44(0)2843770714 or

We strongly suggest that only those with prior Mountain running experience undertake this event.

GR 306 218 Silent Valley Mountain Park START CUT OFF 0930*
GR 312 218 Moolieve 322m
GR 317 225 Wee Binnian 460m
GR 320 233 Slieve Binnian 747m
GR 357 223 Road Junction/Red Gates 100m CP1 CUT OFF 1030**
GR 358 277 Slieve Donard 849m
GR 344 284 Slieve Commedagh 765m
GR 337 286 Slieve Corragh 640m
GR 327 291 Slieve NaGlogh 586m
GR 322 286 Hares Gap 430m CP2 CUT OFF 1430***
GR 313 280 Slieve Bearnagh 739m
GR 306 287 Slieve Meelmore 687m
GR 300 279 Slieve Meelbeg 708m
GR 294 272 Slieve Loughshannagh 619m
GR 288 260 Carn Mountain 588m
GR 281 250 Slieve Muck 674m
GR 299 229 Slieve NaGlogh 445m
GR 306 218 Silent Valley Mountain Park FINISH

Summits listed are for aid only as the route follows the Mourne Wall and does not require the visit to summits as many summits are not necessarily on the line of the wall.

Participants must follow the prescribed route remaining on the permitted left side of the wall - at no stage except in an emergency must anyone walk on, cross or walk on the other side of the wall.

CP's - All CP's will be marshalled as per the timings listed and you MUST 'check in' accordingly. Additional 'floating' marshals shall be on the route but you do not have to 'check in' with them.

*Those participating in the run will not be permitted to start after 0930 - participants can check in and then start anytime from 0830.

**Participants must reach CP1 by 1030 - participants reaching this point after 1030 may not be allowed to proceed.

***Participants must reach CP2 by 1430 - participants reaching this point after 1430 may not be allowed to proceed.

NOTE A: Annalong Valley diversion - due to safety concerns over bore holes in the Annalong wood, the route will follow the Carrick a Little track (GR 344 228) to the Head Road (GR 345 219) and then via CP1 (GR 357 223) to the Dunnywater Track (GR 358 223) where you will re-join the Mourne Wall (GR 353 235)

Your safety and comfort is of the utmost importance to us and to help to care for you please take note of the following key areas of preparation that should be completed in advance of Check-in on the day of the event.

See website for details on fitness, equipment, essential information, and frequently asked questions.
NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

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