I've heard theres a good camping spot in a wooded area off the trassey track, but i don't know exactly where. Has anyone camped in this area before? Does anyone know of any good spots?
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Jim mcD wrote (see)
Hi Simon, What's the campsite you are talking about? I've an eleven year old who wants to go camping with me. I'm looking at a campsite for his first time and be able to go up Donard next morning. I'm happy enough wild camping but he's more used to home comforts like toilets and soft paper, so I'll take it easy on him for a night. Many thanks Jimmy
I'm in the same boat. I want to take my 10 year for some outdoors experience at Easter so need somewhere suitable but I'm also looking for somewhere to wild camp myself a little more off the beaten track.
I'm thinking of here for Easter with the boy:http://www.meelmorelodge.co.uk/
It has secure parking and you can camp cheaply. Seems like a good spot for the first time out and as a base for exploring.
Finding spots in the Mournes isn't easy as it doesn't get discussed much so I'll be watching this thread eagerly.
(I also didn't realise you were allowed to camp in Tollymore Forest outside of the official campsite.
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Warren B 4 wrote (see)
I'm off up the mournes for a wee camp with my other half this weekend. I know the southeast side of the mournes pretty well having walked it since I was big enough. I haven't a clue about decent spots with shelter on the west and north side of the mournes, any summits worth heading for with potential camp spots in the vicinity?
Did you find anywhere decent?
I have listed some decent Mournes campsites at my blog -
All are grid referenced, and tried and tested by myself!
hi, i was wondering wher would be the best place to go wild camping in a bivy in the mournes at this time of year? I went a few months ago to the shelter stone at the top of the resevoir which was ok for a first go.
any suggestions welcome,
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