We start this hike in the lovely seaside village of Carlingford, where we make our way up the steep ascent to the summit of Slieve Foye (588m), the highest point in Co. Louth. Here we get wonderful views north to Carlingford Lough and the Mournes. We follow the rocky crest of the mountain over subsidiary tops to Eagles Rock, then possibly onto Raven’s Rock and Foxes Rock. From here we head east, traversing the mountain before dropping gradually to join the Tain Way path back into Carlingford.
Grade: Hard, (rocky mountain paths and steep hillside)
Meeting point: Carlingford seafront public car park, 10.30 am
Height gain: 800m (2625 ft)
Distance: 17 km (10.5 miles)
Time: Approx. 6.5 hours
Cost €35.00 per person
Please note this hike is on rough mountain hillside that includes rocky sections and wet slippery ground. It is essential that you wear appropriate mountain footwear, especially in the wetter months of the year. You may be turned away by the guide if you arrive in runners.