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The Lough of Legends

Across the Lough of Legends follows the adventures of intrepid naturalist, Adrian Shine, as he sets sail aboard the Carlingford Lough Ferry on the trail of mythological sea creatures called ‘horse eels’.

Watch the film now to find out where his adventures take him and see what discoveries he makes as he explores Ireland’s ancient Cooley Peninsula and the mystical Mountains of Mourne…

The region of Carlingford Lough and the Mourne Mountains is considered the perfect destination for bikers, hill walkers and hikers. Legends Seep through the Lough and the lands that surround it.

Explore the shores of Carlingford Lough.
The Lough is surrounded by villages and towns, boasting stories of old.

Walking

Carlingford Lough and the Cooley Peninsula attracts thousands of walkers every year to the area. With breathtaking views and walks for all skill levels.

Why not take some time to enjoy some of the most scenics walks the Carlingford Lough area has to offer.

Take your pick from some of the areas beautiful walks like Carlingford Omeath Greenway, Cranfield Shore or Tollymore Forest Park to name but a few!

The iconic Carlingford Lough area is the perfect location for a family walking adventure or a leisurely stroll with a loved one!

Hiking

The Mourne Mountains are world famous for a multitude of reasons, however, they are most popular for offering the perfect hiking opportunity.

Carlingford Lough is surrounded by some of the best-hiking in Ireland, and it doesn’t come much better than the offerings of the highest and most dramatic peaks in Northern Ireland, The Mourne Mountains! Carlingford’s Slieve Foye, the highest peak in County Louth, provides an exciting & exhilarating hiking challenge!

Once at the summit of Foye’s craggy ridge, extensive views of Carlingford Lough and afar.

Biking

Castlewellan Forest Park boasts some of Northern Ireland’s best mountain biking experiences.

Award-winning trails that facilitate all skill levels on single tracks. Kilbroney Park offers some of the most exhilarating biking around and is believed by many to be the Number One mountain biking experience in Ireland.

The challenge is tough here but the rewards are high as bikers are surrounded by enchanted forests and mesmerising coastal views.