Smugglers & Smithies Tour (Blue Lough)
Smugglers & Smithies Tour (Blue Lough Tour)
This is one of our most popular Guided Hikes/Tours and provides an easy introduction to the Mourne Mountains giving a mountain atmosphere and great views of the Annalong Valley, Slieve Donard and the Brandy Pad (weather permitting) whilst following gentle gradients and making use of distinct tracks and pathways. During the Guided Walk you will hear about the granite industry of the Mourne Mountains and see a demonstration on how the granite was cut using original hand tools. We will visit and enter the smugglers cave and hear the legends of the smugglers who used it. A short distance past the Blue Lough if it is clear we can stand and look down on Ben Crom dam and across to rugged Ben Crom Mountain and the top of Silent Valley. This walk is approximately 5 miles and will take about three and a half to four hours. This Guided Hike/Walk was featured on the Getaways TV programme which was shown on BBC1 and RTE1.