Things to do

Things to do in the Geopark

Our mountains, rivers, lakes, and sea are all teeming with adventure. Whether you’re looking for a quiet sightseeing tour, or a thrilling mountain biking adventure, Mourne Gullion Strangford is the place for you.

Geopark Activities

Welcome to the vibrant world of the Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark, where geological marvels, natural beauty, and adventure converge to offer an unforgettable experience. Explore a plethora of activities that showcase the diverse landscapes and rich heritage of this extraordinary region.

There is rarely a dull moment in Mourne Gullion Strangford. The activity calendar is always packed full of family fun, fabulous festivals and events. Whether you’re looking for a quiet sightseeing tour, discovering local food, arts and crafts or a thrilling mountain-biking adventure, Mourne Gullion Strangford UNESCO Global Geopark is the place for you.

Guided Geotours

Embark on a captivating journey through time with our knowledgeable Geo-Ambassadors. Explore the ancient Mourne Mountains, witness the volcanic features of Slieve Gullion, and unravel the geological tapestry that defines our geopark. Dive into the intriguing stories behind iconic sites such as Binnian Tunnel, where the forces of nature shaped the rugged terrain.

Hiking and Walking Trails

Discover the awe-inspiring landscapes of Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark through our extensive network of trails. Whether you’re an avid hiker or a casual walker, our routes cater to all levels. Traverse the panoramic views of Delamont Country Park, explore the enchanting Castlewellan Forest Park, and trek through the picturesque woodlands surrounding Slieve Gullion.

Water-based Adventures

Delve into the marine wonders of the Geopark with our exciting water-based activities. Paddle through clear waters on a kayaking adventure, exploring hidden coves and coastal marvels. Join a boat tour to encounter the diverse wildlife of the lough, including seals, seabirds, and the stunning landscapes around Castle Ward and Murlough nature Reserve.

Cultural Heritage Experiences

Uncover the deep cultural roots of the region by visiting historic sites and landmarks. Marvel at the ancient Dolmen at Legananny, explore the megalithic tombs of the Ring of Gullion, and step back in time at the medieval Narrow Water Castle. Engage with local communities and absorb the vibrant history that permeates the Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark.

Family-Friendly Adventures

Bring the whole family for a day of exploration and enjoyment. Our family-friendly activities cater to all ages, from nature trails in the peaceful Castlewellan Forest Park to scavenger hunts around the vibrant town of Warrenpoint. Join interactive geology and nature workshops at Slieve Gullion Courtyard and create lasting memories in the heart of the geopark.

Outdoor Adventure Sports

For adrenaline enthusiasts, our geopark is a haven of outdoor adventure sports. Scale the heights of the Mourne Mountains with rock climbing adventures, tackle mountain biking trails in Rostrevor, experience the thrills of Castle Ward, or soar through the skies with paragliding experiences in the scenic surroundings.

Plan your visit to the Mourne Gullion Strangford Geopark and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature, geology, and culture. Whether seeking relaxation or excitement, our diverse range of activities ensures there’s something for everyone. Come and discover the magic that makes our geopark a truly exceptional destination.