Fancy learning more about the Ring of Gullion area – A Special Place? This Easter, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, the Ring of Gullion AONB and Landscape Partnership Scheme are offering members of the public, a range of ways to experience this great area. The Ring of Gullion tours will follow routes in and around the spectacular volcanic landscape of the Ring of Gullion, an area of outstanding natural beauty in south Armagh, a hidden gem of Northern Ireland.
Starting the tours off, on Thursday 4th April, will be the outstanding historical coach tour with Una Walsh starting at 10.30am at Bagenal’s Castle. This tour is always over subscribed and places are booking up fast!
If you are feeling a bit more energetic, then why not sign up for the historical cycle with Pat Kilboy on Friday 10th April. Starting at 11.30am in Slieve Gullion Forest Park, the group will take a gentle scenic route taking in the sights of Camlough Lake. Stopping for a break in Camlough village before making their way back to the forest park for 1.30pm.
Finishing off the tours on Saturday 11th April, there will be a walking tour with members of the Gap of the North Walking Group. The tour will travel along the Poet’s Trail taking in stunning views of the area. The walk will start at Tí Chulainn Centre, Mullaghbawn at 11.30am and will be mostly on roads.
Therese Hamill, Ring of Gullion AONB Officer said “We are delighted to be offering these tours for free over the Easter break. Booking is essential and we are advising anyone who is keen to experience these tours, to book their space as soon as possible on www.ringofgullion.org and click on What’s on”.
All the tours are free and are supported by Newry Mourne and Down District Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and Northern Ireland Environment Agency through the Ring of Gullion AONB and Landscape Partnership.