Please refrain from walking on the summit of the mountain until further notice and refrain from visiting the fire at the Ballintemple end as it is impeding the operations of the emergency services. If you can’t avoid travelling to the Ballintemple area please park your vehicle responsibly and leave plenty of room for fire engines to pass.
The Ring of Gullion offers a variety of Things To Do for visitors to enjoy the countryside. Walkers and cyclists can follow a number of routes ranging in length and difficulty all of which give users the chance to explore the geology, archaology, wildlife and legend of the area. Anglers are also catered for and can enjoy high quality game and coarse angling at a number of premier locations. For equestrian enthusiasts, there are two centrally located equestrian centres, one near Mullaghbane and the other at Forkhill. A jetty for watersports is also available at Cam Lough. Further details for walkers, cyclists and anglers are provided via the side links.
There is a 1:25000 Ring of Gullion Activity Map available at selected Visitor Information Centres.
Slieve Gullion Forest Park offers the chance to explore nature with public facilities close at hand. Enjoy an eight mile scenic drive, Hawthorn Hill Forest Nature Reserve and woodland trail or the ornamental walled garden before returning to the Courtyard Centre where refreshments and toilet facilities are available. A way-marked trail leads from the scenic drive to the south summit of Slieve Gullion, continuing on to Cailleach Beara’s Lough and down the north side of the mountain. There are stunning views form the top of the mountain across the Ring of Gullion, Mourne Mountains, Cooley Peninsula and Armagh Drumlins.
The interactive map below identifies the locations of key facilities in the area and a copy of this map along with details of sights along the way can be downloaded to take on your journey.