Walking in Carlingford
Enjoy a Walkers Welcome in Carlingford
Now is the perfect time to get out and be active. The Cooley Peninsula is the perfect location to discover the outdoors on foot with fabulous scenery and walks for all abilities. Three new looped walks have been launched recently.
The new looped walks are: Common's Loop, Slieve Foye Loop and Barnavave Loop, these walks are all located in Medieval Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula and they offer walkers the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular surroundings and natural beauty. These loops are designed to suit average levels of fitness and are well serviced, catering for the occasional and leisure walker.
The routes will give walkers a taste of Irish folklore as they pass the resting place of Fionn MacCool - Slieve Foye - and the battle ground in Cooley where Cuchulain defended Ulster against the armies of Queen Meabh of Connaught. Look out for the Walkers Welcome sign in accommodation premises.
MAPS & INSTRUCTIONS FOR CARLINGFORD LOOPED WALKS
The medieval village of Carlingford is a delight to stroll around with its shops, restaurants, coffee shops, traditional pubs and craft shops. The town and surrounding area is a haven for walkers, offering beautiful looped walks such as the above looped walks.
Accommodation in Carlingford
Mourne View B&B/Belmont Self-Catering Cottage
For further information on walks in the Cooley/Carlingford area click here
Note for Walkers
People who visit the Ravensdale area for recreation are asked not to bring dogs (even on a lead) onto the hills, to close gates, respect property and to minimise the impact of their activities on farmer's livelihoods. This is a critical time of year as sheep are pregnant, and very vulnerable if chased or worried by dogs. The presence of a dog, even on a lead, can be distressing to sheep.
- Arts and Crafts
- Cooley Distillery
- Adventure activities in Carlingford and Cooley
- Angling in Carlingford Cooley peninsula
- Bird watching Cooley peninsula
- Cookery School
- Tain Tours, bus, bike,walk
- On Yer Bike Bicycle Hire
- Golfing on the Cooley peninsula
- Guided tours of Carlingford
- Sailing in Carlingford
- Leisure Centre Carlingford
- The Foy Centre
- Walking in Carlingford
There are 40 different types of accommodation available in Carlingford and Cooley.
There are events taking place in Carlingford and on the Cooley Peninsula the whole year round. Visit the Events page to stay up to date! Link to Events
Enjoy golf, walking, sailing, arts and crafts and many other activities during your visit to Carlingford.
Link to activities