Situated in the south-east corner of Northern Ireland where ‘the mountains sweep down to the sea’, the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) stretches across 57,000 hectares around the range of closely grouped mountains that provide its name. It also includes the more ancient, craggy uplands of Slieve Croob, with wonderful views north to Belfast and beyond, along with lakes and reservoirs, rolling drumlins and farmland. Beaches, sand dunes and rocky coves touch the Irish Sea.
The AONB has a wealth of natural, built and cultural heritage, stunning vistas of our landscapes and seascapes and much, much more.
For more information about everything to see and do in the Mournes, festivals, walking tours, historical landmarks and activities for all the family, click http://www.visitmournemountains.co.uk.
Visit Mournelive.com, which showcases the work of Mourne Heritage Trust in protecting and enhancing this special place.