Slieve Foye, Co Louth Weave through the medieval streetscape of Carlingford, characterised by Taaffe’s Castle, narrow lanes and old buildings. A lane passes a craft shop and leads steeply uphill to reach a track with blue/red trail markers. Follow this northwest through a pine plantation and cross Golden River bridge to soon emerge out of the woods and reach a car park/picnic area. From here, strike southward and boldly uphill for the ridge top. The rest of the route traverses the length of the hummocky ridge to reach its 588m summit. Here, treat yourself to spectacular views of Carlingford Lough and its majestic backdrop of mountains.
Car park at Carlingford Tourist Office.
Carlingford can be reached via the R173/R175 (leave the M1 at Junction 18) or the Newry-omeath road. The tourist office is signposted once you arrive at Carlingford town.
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