Towards the mighty Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland — The best of Barefoot Britain
Anna McNuff went running.
September 11, 2019
Start your run at the small fishing port of Ardglass, home to the oldest golf clubhouse in the world, nothing shy of a haunted mansion. Following the Lecale Way, the first section of the run is on a road, but don’t be put off by it. It’s a road that sweeps along the shores of the Irish sea with great views out over the water. Traffic is light and if you have an experience like mine, you’ll end up having a 20 minute chat with a nice Irish farmer named Marcus, as he stops his 4×4 in the middle of the road to ask what the devil you’re up to! The mighty Mourne Mountains are visible from the moment you leave Ardglass, but it isn’t until you enter the Murlough National Nature Reserve that they loom large. Dance through dunes, heather and wild flowers to finish up with a run in the shadow of the Mournes along the wide and sandy Newcastle beach.
June 24, 2020