Slieve Gullion Walk
This walk climbs to Slieve Gullion the highest point in County Armagh. It's the short route to the summit, approaching from the western side.
You can start the walk from the car park at the Slieve Gullion Viewing Platform on Longfield Road. Then follow a winding footpath east to the summit which stands at a height of 573 metres (1,880 ft). At the top you can enjoy far reaching views to Antrim, Dublin Bay and Wicklow. There's also a small lake and two ancient burial cairns to see here.
There's also a waymarked trail from the northern side of the mountain. To extend the walk you could follow it north to visit Calliagh Berras Lough, the highest lough in Northern Ireland.
The mountain is part of the wider Ring of Gullion Ring of Gullion where there is a fantastic loop walk which runs for nearly 10 miles across the geologically fascinating heather moorland.
PostcodeBT35 9TX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking around County Armagh you could head to Gosford Forest Park where there's miles of woodland trails, streams, waterfalls, ponds, grassland and a lovely arboretum to visit. There's also Peatlands Park where there's several colour coded walks taking you around the 680 acre site. The park consists of peatlands, orchards, woodland, boardwalks and two nature reserves.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northern Ireland Walks page.