Night Navigation – Tollymore National Outdoor Centre

It was a dark, wet January day when I took the head staggers and booked myself into the first available Night Navigation Course at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre.  On that particular grey and misty day the weather was absolutely mingin’. I was at work and feeling pretty trapped indoors with a good dose of cabin … Continue reading Night Navigation – Tollymore National Outdoor Centre

Slieve Binnian – Mournes

It’s a fantastic feeling when you finish the day knowing you’ve maximised a unique weather window.  That’s how I felt last Saturday evening as I landed on the sofa, in a heap of splendid contentment, satisfied that I couldn’t have squeezed another stride into the day.  It may be lashing rain at the moment but … Continue reading Slieve Binnian – Mournes

Slievemartin – Shore to Summit – Kilbroney

Hiding in the mists of Northern Ireland's beautiful 'border country' lies Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor, home to Slievemartin and thee most stunning views of Carlingford Lough you will ever see.  We allowed 3 hours for this 7km walk which included plenty of time for breathers and a relaxing lunch. Part of the splendid ‘Kingdom of Mourne’ … Continue reading Slievemartin – Shore to Summit – Kilbroney