Wind up/Wind down Walk:
For a number of years, on the day after the Festival finished the Fiddler’s Green committee and a few of the visiting regulars got together and walked to the top of Slieve Martin, the highest peak overlooking Rostrevor. Along the way a few songs were sung, poems recited and beverages consumed as a way to relax after our hectic week. It has now become an extra festival event extending us into a ninth day. From the Fairy Glen we head up past the café to the River Walk and then on by Cloughmor to Slieve Martin. After some respite at the Cairn, you can head back down via the Zigzags, at your own pace to the village where a small session can be found in one of our many fine hostelries. Although it is a fairly high climb it can be done at a relatively slow pace and for the less fit there is an opportunity to start at the high car park.
Duration: 2 hours
Highest Point: 485m
Level: Easy to Moderate
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.
Want to get a sneak peak of the routes before we set off? Simply scan the QR code to be taken to our Fiddler’s Green komoot page where you can see more information on all of our hikes.
As an added bonus komoot are offering a free ‘Region bundle’ upgrade to everyone who joins any of our walks this year!