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HIKE - anuary: Health and Wellness Series, Week 4 - Slieve Meelmore & Meelbeg

Week 4 on our Healthy Hike Series takes us to the North Edge of the Mournes, to the Difficult peak pair, "the MEELS" - awe inspiring yet no mean feat!

HIKE - anuary: Health and Wellness Series, Week 4 - Slieve Meelmore & Meelbeg
HIKE - anuary: Health and Wellness Series, Week 4 - Slieve Meelmore & Meelbeg

Time & Location

22 Jan 2022, 08:30 – 13:30 GMT

Bryansford, 52 Trassey Rd, Bryansford, Newcastle BT33 0QB, UK

About The Event

Price: £35pp for each hike individually. £25pp if the whole 5 hike series is booked! (2 remain at this stage)

Location: Meelmore Lodge, Bryansford

Activity Length: Approx 5 hours

Elevation gain: 580 metres

Distance: 9 Km

Suitable for: Adults and accompanied teens

It's the second last hike in the HIKE - ANUARY: Health and Wellness Series,  and for this penultimate challenge of the month, we're going to take on two very challenging peaks, Meelmore and Meelbeg. But trust us when we say, it is worth the effort!

Plan For The Day

Meeting at the beautiful cafe and campsite at Meelmore Lodge, we'll do the usual brief and kit check, and get stuck straight into the day ahead.

After leaving the Lodge (stocked up with coffee and traybakes), we make a beeline for the huge cliff of Spellack on the side of Meelmore. . . But don't worry we won't be climbing it! We'll take the track line to the right of it, zigzagging up the shoulder and onto the top of Meelmore, where we're greated by the now familar site of the Mourne Wall, with the summit ahead - and the next summit in sight!

After some grub and hot drinks, we descend Meelmore along the wall for a bit before hiking back up the other side to summit Meelbeg, grabbing two of the Mournes 7 7s within an hour of each other! After the obligatory pics and videos, we'll drop down a different side of the mountain before joining the Mourne Way route and a nice easy walk back to Meelmore for another cuppa before heading home victorious - and pretty tired too we'd say!

The whole trip out should take around  5 hours including breaks, and is suitable for anyone with a determined mindset and moderate level of fitness.

Other Hikes In This Series

What's included:

  • Qualified Mountain Leaders (at least 10 years experience each)
  • First aid and emergency care cover
  • High quality digital pictures and videos for you to look back on
  • Loads of fun and memories for life!

What  to bring:

  • Completed registration form
  • Any medication you may need
  • Well broken in mountain boots
  • Backpack
  • Lots of light layers
  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Big warm layer for stops / emergency (down jacket or similar)
  • Water  and food for the hill
  • flask  of tea / coffee
  • Head torch
  • Bivvy  bag


If we need to cancel or postpone because of covid restrictions (or dangerous weather), we will offer a full refund or credit note.

If YOU CANCEL, we can only offer a credit note, and only if you do this at least 48 hours before the event. PLEASE READ THE FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON THE BOOKING PAGE THAT FOLLOWS THIS DESCRIPTION


  • Slieve Meelmore & Meelbeg

    Includes a guided hike up Slieve Meelmore and Slieve Meelbeg, with qualified Mountian Leaders.

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  • Remaining 2 Events In Series

    This ticket gets you access to one guided hike each weekend in January, on the following dates and in the following places: 22nd: Slieve Meelmore & Meelbeg 29th: Slieve Donard

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