Tailored tours of Ireland's Mountain

Belfast, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Philip

10.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes transport

What you'll do

We will hike in the Mourne Mountains shaped by ice during the last Ice Age 12000yrs ago, forged by fire and gentled by rain, water and man. You will be lead off the tourist trail where you will feel like you are the only people on the hill.

Knowing the mountains as well as I do and being a qualified Mountain leader, I will be able to take you to places off the beaten track where you will see the hills in their unspoiled condition and be free from the hustle and noise of other walkers. You will feel like you own the mountains.

You will take in the magnificent views glacial valley below Slieve Donard, the highest mountain in the range at 850 metres. We can can also take you on this walk at night where you can watch the sun set behind the mountains and watch the night sky without the interruption of light pollution.

You will be shown the mountain plants, and flora as we walk and my experience and knowledge will enable you to see the wildlife in the sky and under our feet.

Your enjoyment and safety is our priority and you will return invigorated.
Other things to note
Maximum number of walkers: 5.
The walks are graded at easy, up to 5 hours walking. Moderate Challenging, 7-9 hours walking
We will hike in the Mourne Mountains shaped by ice during the last Ice Age 12000yrs ago, forged by fire and gentled by rain, water and man. You will be lead off the tourist trail where you will feel like you are the only people on the hill.

Knowing the mountains as well as I do and being a qualified Mountain leader, I will be able to take you to places off the beaten track where you will see the hills in their unspoiled condition and…

What's included

  • Transport
    Car

Meet your host, Philip

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 29 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Born and raised in beautiful County Down, the home of the Mournes, I know these mountains by heart as well as most of the mountains throughout Ireland. I am a qualified Mountain Leader with over 4 decades of mountaineering experience and Mountain Rescue service.
I am a happy optimistic guy and I am sure I can cheer you up and wow you in the hills . I love to introduce people to my fantastic Irish mountains and bring the mountains alive through showing you their numerous and spectacular fauna, flora and wildlife. You will return home invigorated, buzzing and amazed by what you will experience
Born and raised in beautiful County Down, the home of the Mournes, I know these mountains by heart as well as most of the mountains throughout Ireland. I am a qualified Mountain Leader with over 4 decades of mountaineering experience and Mountain Rescue service.
I am a happy optimistic guy and I am sure I can cheer you up and wow you in the hills . I love to introduce people to my fantastic Irish mountains and bring the mountains alive through showing you their numerous and spectacular fa…
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From ₹8,075
/ person

Where you'll be

We will travel to the Mournes and walk through an ancient forest gently climbing out onto the hillside where we will traverse along a ridge line giving fantastic views of Slieve Donard and the valley below, before summiting. The route known by only a few, offers the best views of Slieve Donard and the surrounding area.

You will breath in and take in all the Mournes has to offer

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 29 reviews.

Krystal
January 2020
Great day out, exceeded my expectations. Couldn't have asked for a better quide. If you want a fantastic day out that will stay in your memory then this is for you.
Denise
September 2019
Amazing experience! We got to see so much of the Mourne Mountains in one day, it was really incredible. Philip is extremely knowledgeable and adapts the experience to suit the group's ability, which is great. I would actually book this again immediately if I was back in that neck of the woods!
Lynann
September 2019
My partner and I did a full-day excursion with Philip to the Mourne Mountains. It was one of the absolute top highlights of our holiday throughout the UK. Stunningly gorgeous terrain, beautiful vistas, and a variety of experiences packed into 11 hours - including several forest walks, a two-peak mountain hike, and a beautiful drive through farmlands and seaside villages. But what truly made this special was the guide. Philip is a certified Mountaineer with 40+ years of hiking experience and extensive knowledge of the area. He tailored the experience to those of us on the tour, making sure it met with our fitness levels, while challenging us to stretch ourselves to ensure we enjoyed the full experience. I highly recommend this trip.
Sarah
August 2019
Had a lovely hike with Philip! He made the tour a delight - I was able to go at my own pace (a bit slow I'm afraid) and enjoy the scenic views. Philip had lots of local knowledge - about plants, wildlife, history, etc. which made the hike even more enjoyable. 😊
Irene
August 2019
Great host, great experience! Phil has a lot of knowledge about the local nature and wildlife, so you learn a lot during the day. He only does his tours with a small group, so he can adjust the experience in case it's wanted or neccessary. He also tries to avoid the big crowds of tourists as much as possible, which is really great.
Keith
July 2019
Absolutely the best time I’ve had hiking ever. The guide was friendly and made every attempt to ensure each one of us had a safe, enjoyable experience. The views are incredible and worth the trek.

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

Waterproof clothing and sturdy shoes or boots and a small rucksack