Fairy Glen – linear walk

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The Fairy Glen in Rostrevor provides a pleasant venue for a short stroll. From the centre of Rostrevor village, go down Bridge Street. The Fairy Glen is on the left immediately after the bridge beside the entrance to Kilbroney Park.

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Fairy Glen – linear walk



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  • Stunning. This walk lifted my spirits today.

    Rose at 5:30 pm
  • This is one of our favorite walks. Just beautiful.

    Natasha at 8:47 am
  • County Down

    Distance 0.5 (One Way) miles

    OS Map Sheet 29

    Terrain Off-road paths

    Nearest Town Rostrevor

    Route Shape Linear

    Grid Reference J18015 18298

    Route Type Riverside

    Route Description

    From the center of Rostrevor village go down Bridge street. The Fairy Glen is on the left immediately after the bridge beside the entrance to Kilbroney Park.

    The walk starts in the village on the Kilkeel side of the bridge and follows the Kilbroney River upstream for half a mile. Route finding is simple, the path follows the east side of the river. Several paths lead away from the river into the adjacent Kilbroney Park.

    On completing the walk turn and retrace your steps back to the start.

    Point of Interest

    Paths lead into the adjacent Kilbroney Park

    Getting to the start

    Rostrevor is located on the A2 between Newry and Kilkeel. From the centre of the village, go down Bridge street. The Fairy Glen is immediately after the bridge beside the entrance to Kilbroney Park. Buses run from Newry to Rostrevor and from Kilkeel to Rostrevor. Please contact Ulsterbus for further details.

    Public transport

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

    Dog Policy

    Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under close control

    Facilities

    Toilets, accomodation and refreshments are available in Rostrevor. There is a café in Kilbroney Park with accessible toilets facilities.

    The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

    – Café (wheelchair accessible)
    – Shop (wheelchair accessible)
    – Disabled toilets

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 5

    • There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
    • Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
    • Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
    • Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.