Mournes 7's Challenge Race

02 August
Slieve Donard
Slieve Commedagh
Slieve Lamagan
Slieve Binnian
Slieve Meelbeg
Slieve Meelmore
Slieve Bearnagh

18 miles (29km)
8,100 feet (2,495m)

The start and finish is in Donard Car Park (grid ref 374306). Each of the seven peaks and Ben Crom Dam must be visited once, in whatever order is chosen by the participant.

Navigational skills will be required, especially if weather conditions are poor. Participants must have the ability and experience to use both map and compass.

Cut-off time: There is a firm cut-off time of 2:30pm at Ben Crom dam. This is to ensure walkers complete the route before dark. Walkers missing the cut-off will be retired from the walk. WALKERS RETIRING FROM THE WALK MUST TELL THE ORGANISERS ON THEIR RETIREMENT AND ON SAFE RETURN OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS.

Equipment, food and water: Participants must have the following: hill walking boots or fell shoes; whistle; waterproof coat & hood/hat; 1:25,000 map of the Mourne Mountains; compass. Food and water are the responsibility of the individual participant. Refreshments will be available at the finishing point.

Entrance Forms: available to download from website and on the day at the check-in point at Donard Car Park, Newcastle.

Organisation: For safety reasons the walk is only open to those over 18 years of age on the day of the walk. It is intended that all peaks except Meelmore will have manned checkpoints.

Should it prove to be impossible to man a particular summit then walkers will be advised of this at check-in on the day of the walk. Please do not bring dogs on the walk, since large sections of it cross land grazed by sheep.

Proceeds after expenses are donated to charity, predominantly the Mourne Mountain Rescue team.
NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

Opening times:

10-12 hours


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The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Mourne Mountains
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