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Foraging Walks, Mountain Hikes, Navigation Training and Unique On Farm Heritage Craft Experiences in The Ring of Gullion, Mourne and Cooley Mountain Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


For a private guided walking experience contact us directly to organise your magical day


For all scheduled guided experiences check out our calendar of upcoming events above…  


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Featured Experiences

Foraging in the Foothills

11 A Cloughinny Rd, Forkhill, Newry, BT359RY

Easy 2 km

I am a wild food enthusiast and folklorist and have been for all of my life. Tapping into a lifetime[…]

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Mountain, Myth and Legend

Slieve Gullion

Easy to Moderate 5 Km

Nobody knows Slieve Gullion like Brian does! He grew up and still lives and farms on the lower slopes. This[…]

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Guided Experiences

Storytelling, myths and legends from the local guides as they welcome you to their homeplace.
Forage and Ferment. Explore Irelands flora and fauna, unique geology and thousands of years of history.
Embrace mountain, forest and coastal pathways with qualified Mountain leaders.
Touch and step inside ancient burial cairns older than the pyramids of Egypt. Have your lunch in an old mountainside stone masons smithy hut before continuing along smugglers mountain paths. Pass by old caves, ancient ‘booley’ sites and fairy forts.

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To truly master the art of identifying edible plants, fungi, and seaweeds, it’s invaluable to join a tour in the field led by an experienced foraging instructor. Join me as we explore what nature has to offer. Every season brings its own blessings as we follow the rythms of the year. From the bright new Spring shoots to Sunmmer abundance, Autumnal harvest and Winters sleep and promise of the continuing cycle.

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Country Crafts

We have lost so much connection with nature and the real living, breathing world around us ! The recognition of where our food comes from - how to harvest it, how to process it, preserve it and store it are all country crafts that were once second nature to our Grandparents. Let us teach you some of those essential life skills - food preservation and wild fermentations, hedgerow ketchups, pickles, ciders, wines and buttermaking. we are passionate about connecting back to nature at its most basic level.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What type of experiences do you provide ?
  • - Foraging in all seasons, learn about edible, medicinal and poisonous
    wild plants, fungi and seaweed.
    - 'Booley and Butter', - - a unique on-farm experience, butter making
    and forgotten farming traditions
    - Guided mountain walks with qulified mountain leaders, in The Ring of
    Gullion, Mourne and Cooley Mountains
    - Mountain skills and leadership training,
    - Historical tours.

    Catering for everybody from private family bookings to Tour operator Groups.

  • How do I book a guided experience, workshop or walk?
  • You should first check our scheduled 'Upcoming Events Calendar' on the homepage. Any experience on there can be booked and paid directly online using all major credit cards. Our paymment gateways are secure to a worldclass level.

  • How do I book a private experience, workshop or walk directly with you?
  • If your choice of experience or walk is not scheduled at a convenient time or date on our 'Upcoming Events Calendar' then you can contact us via email ( or telephone ( 00353 87 2243176 )

  • What is the minimum group size that you will take ?
  • We can offer one to one private bookings for any of our experiences but obviously the rate will will be more costly, please contact us directly to enquire about your specific needs..

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