A wonderful walk that has been the opening event of the festival for a number of years. Starting at Dan Whites Cottage at the top of the Kilfeaghan Road we recreate the journey this bachelor shepherd used to take a few days a week on his visits to Rostrevor. We follow the course of the Watergap River up the mountain before turning west for the final steep climb to the Mast on Slieve Martin. After a rest we then head down to Cloughmor and then on to Fiddler’s Green to meet up with the large crowd who have gathered there for the outdoor concert and picnic.
Duration: 2 ½ hours
Distance: 8 km
Highest Point: 450 m
Charge: £2.00 (Pay on arrival at bus)
Fiddler’s Green Walking Festival 2023
All of these walks will be in the moderate to difficult category. There will be many steep climbs and ascents and many sections are over rough ground so good walking boots or trail runners are highly recommended. If you are not an experienced walker then walking poles would be very useful.
You should also wear waterproof clothing and carry a good waterproof jacket. Please check the forecast in advance to find out conditions for each day.
It is extremely important that you also carry some drinking water, a packed lunch and some high energy snacks.
As we will often be crossing private land with livestock on them, dogs are not allowed, except on the wind up/ wind down walk. We operate a strictly “leave no trace” policy.
All walks are guided and there will only be a small charge to cover the cost of buses as required.
Buses will be from the Square in the centre of the village. Please note times of each walk.