Slieve Donard Pilgrimage 2014

27 July
Pilgrimage

Your route will be based upon the traditional pilgrimage starting in Newcastle, ascending to the summit and then descending back to base camp in Donard Park in Newcastle. It covers a mixture of forest track and mountain trail (both man made and natural mountainous terrain) with steep ascents and descents.

The distance over land will be approximately 8km, height climbed: 850 metres and the duration will be approximately 6 hours. Check in 7.30 am - 10.30 am.

This is a challenging mountain route and participants must be prepared both in terms of physical fitness, skill and equipment. Further detail to help with preparation will be provided in the Pilgrim's Pack soon.

Booking fee £20.00 per participant
(Please note that participants must be a minimum of 12 yrs old with those17 yrs or under accompanied by an adult)
ONLINE BOOKING WILL OPEN SOON

Pilgrims Trail

Your route will be based upon our new Pilgrims Trail starting and finishing at base camp in Donard Park in Newcastle and winding it's way to the foot of Slieve Donard. It is not guided but way marked, and covers a mixture of forest track and trail with moderate sections of ascent and descent. The distance over land will be approximately 5km, height climbed: 250 metres and the duration will be approximately 2 hours. Check in 10.30 am - 2.00 pm.

This is a moderate Trail route designed for families and those that do not wish to undertake the main pilgrimage. Further detail to help will be provided in the Pilgrim's Pack soon.

Booking fee £10.00 per participant/under 12's free
(Please note that participants 17 yrs or under must be accompanied by an adult)
Base Camp

Following your walk, come and join staff, supporters and fellow pilgrims for light refreshments and some activities which will include an exhibition, audio visual, crafts, talks and more.

ONLINE BOOKING WILL OPEN SOON
NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

Opening times:

Check in 7.30 am - 10.30 am.

Prices:

Booking fee £10.00 per participant/under 12's free
(Please note that participants 17 yrs or under must be accompanied by an adult)

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre
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