Built over 18 years between 1904 and 1922, the 22-mile Mourne Wall encloses 9000 acres of land which drains into the Silent Valley and Ben Crom reservoirs.
The wall covers 9000-plus feet of ascent, rising and falling over 15 mountains including Slieve Donard, Slieve Commedagh and the ever popular Slieve Binnian.
While it provides a physical challenge to complete in one day, it is unquestionably the greatest long walk in the Mournes, providing views and memories unsurpassed in Northern Ireland.
This site has 34 photos, and maps, of our journey around the wall in summer 2002.
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