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Address: Newcastle, Northern Ireland

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Great walk and stunning views.

This walk starts off at Newcastle harbour. It's a fairly straight and somewhat strenuous track to the top along he old gurney track. This means it's quite a straight walk. Once... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mark J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This walk starts off at Newcastle harbour. It's a fairly straight and somewhat strenuous track to the top along he old gurney track. This means it's quite a straight walk. Once at the top you can choose to carry on over the stile and visit Thomas's Quarry for some breathtaking views of Newcastle. There's also a waterfall here which in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually, we went a longer trails than the Granite trail, but the parts we went were really nice. At the highest point you have a very nice view over all the Newcastle area including the ocean.

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Thank Helena W
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The Granite trail starts just above the car park at Newcastle Harbour. A 1km uphill ascent starts the trail, Granite steps have been crafted to help divide the gradient but unfortunately erosion has left these too big to step up leaving the walking to look for different paths. There are interesting artifacts along the way that help tell the story... More 

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1 Thank muddeeboots
N.Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This walk is not for the faint hearted !!!... I think I am reasonably fit and I found the first part tough enough, but worth the climb...amazing!!!

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Thank HollyL
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

A lovely lady at the tourist information building recommended this walk to us. It's a fairly steep uphill walk on steps that go straight up to the old granite quarries. However this is the hardest bit...it was good to get the worst bit out of the way first! We came back down via the winding pathways that lead to Donard... More 

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Thank Mary-Louise S
Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous wee walk and great views of Newcastle and the mournes . It's a bit of a climb but well worth it.

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1 Thank patchey1
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We were visiting family and friends in Northern Ireland and our base was in Newcastle. We were staying at the Seaview Appartments which is located close to the Harbour Inn the start of the Granite Tail is just a short distance from here. The start of the trail is just opposite the harbour initially there is a path the a... More 

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1 Thank Michael W
Down, Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Climb up this steep walk to get amazing views of Newcaslte and the Mourne Mountains. Walking along the old granite trail from the quarry.

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Thank Sorrel J
Lurgan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

One of the many ways to get a taste of the Mourne Area. The trail starts across the road from Newcastle Harbour and takes you directly up a long, straight and quite steep path that was the original Boogy line for the Quarry Industry many years ago. At the top you can follow the trail across to a still worked... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Easy parking at the harbour. I can't believe that I diddent know about this walk. I could really feel the burn on the leg muscles going up, but not to worry, it was ballenced out by the walk back down again. The scenery is wonderful and the points of interest added to the enjoyment. I want to try it again... More 

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