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Beautiful walk, must for everyone from a large family to a single adventurer. View from the top is truly spectacular!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful walk, must for everyone from a large family to a single adventurer. View from the top is truly spectacular!

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Thank Matthew F
Portadown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

We normally start our walk from just opposite the Harbour Inn where the Bogey Line ends. This line was where the granite was brought down from the quarries to the harbour for shipment. It is a steep climb and can be wet under foot. Having got to the top of the line the trail continues past a still operating quarry... More 

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Thank Andrew G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This walk starts off at Newcastle harbour. It's a fairly straight and somewhat strenuous track to the top along he old gurney track. This means it's quite a straight walk. Once at the top you can choose to carry on over the stile and visit Thomas's Quarry for some breathtaking views of Newcastle. There's also a waterfall here which in... More 

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1 Thank Mark J
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Actually, we went a longer trails than the Granite trail, but the parts we went were really nice. At the highest point you have a very nice view over all the Newcastle area including the ocean.

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Thank Helena W
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The Granite trail starts just above the car park at Newcastle Harbour. A 1km uphill ascent starts the trail, Granite steps have been crafted to help divide the gradient but unfortunately erosion has left these too big to step up leaving the walking to look for different paths. There are interesting artifacts along the way that help tell the story... More 

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2 Thank muddeeboots
N.Ireland
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This walk is not for the faint hearted !!!... I think I am reasonably fit and I found the first part tough enough, but worth the climb...amazing!!!

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Thank HollyL
Belfast, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

A lovely lady at the tourist information building recommended this walk to us. It's a fairly steep uphill walk on steps that go straight up to the old granite quarries. However this is the hardest bit...it was good to get the worst bit out of the way first! We came back down via the winding pathways that lead to Donard... More 

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Thank Mary-Louise S
Antrim, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Fabulous wee walk and great views of Newcastle and the mournes . It's a bit of a climb but well worth it.

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1 Thank patchey1
Preston, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We were visiting family and friends in Northern Ireland and our base was in Newcastle. We were staying at the Seaview Appartments which is located close to the Harbour Inn the start of the Granite Tail is just a short distance from here. The start of the trail is just opposite the harbour initially there is a path the a... More 

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1 Thank Michael W
Down, Northern Ireland
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74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Climb up this steep walk to get amazing views of Newcaslte and the Mourne Mountains. Walking along the old granite trail from the quarry.

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Thank Sorrel J

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