The Narnia Trail

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This family loop trail takes you through woodland at Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor. The famous writer, C S Lewis, as a young boy, spent much holiday time in the Mournes and Rostrevor in particular, allowing him to imagine, dream and wonder, and inspiring his creation of the magical world of Narnia. ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ have sold over 100 million copies.  Lewis is reported to have written a letter to his brother saying:

“That part of Rostrevor which overlooks Carlingford Lough is my idea of Narnia”

This family trail seeks to capture the imagination of children of all ages.

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The Narnia Trail



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    County Down

    Distance 0.3 miles

    OS Map Mourne Outdoor Pursuits Map 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 Sheet 29

    Terrain flat woodland, gentle inclines

    Nearest Town Rostrevor, Warrenpoint, Newry

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J184179

    Route Type Forest, Woodland

    Route Description

    The walk starts and finishes within Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor and brings to life the Chronicles of Narnia with a number of features along the route. The trail is entered, like the magical world of Narnia itself, through a ‘Wardrobe Door’, beyond which lies a land filled with strange and intriguing creatures.

    Enter at your peril, as the White Witch has put a curse on the land. It is always winter and never Christmas – and she can turn you into stone. Be warned, don’t eat any “enchanted” Turkish Delight! Other features along the way include ‘The Lamp Post’, ‘The Beaver’s House’ and ‘Aslan’s Table’. These features offer many opportunities to interact and take photos/selfies. 

    Point of Interest

    Narnia Sculptures and features including a maze

    Getting to the start

    Kilbroney Park is located on the Shore Road (A2) which leads to Kilkeel. The trail is located in the parkland, which can be accessed via the main reception and cafe building. Alternatively, pedestrian access from the village is via the Fairy Glen entrance to the park.

    Dog Policy

    Dogs must be kept on the lead at all times.

    Facilities

    The following facilities are available are available for users with limited mobility:
    Cafe (wheelchair accessible)
    Disabled toilets
    Disabled parking

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 4

    • The path may not be hard and firm in all weathers with loose stones (not bigger than 10cm) with occasional tree roots and pot holes and will be at least 80cm wide for its entire length.
    • The path gradients and cross slopes will be greater than 6°.
    • Obstacles such as steps or stiles are to be expected and surface breaks may be larger 75mm in width.
    • There will be a clear head height of greater than 2.10m for the entire length of the route.
    • Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.