Annalong Coastal Path

At the start of this walk take time to visit the Annalong Cornmill (open during summer months) situated at the picturesque Annalong Harbour. This shoreline walk takes in magnificient views of the Mourne Mountains.

Technical sheet
No. 28830771
A Newry and Mourne walk posted on 18/11/22 by Walk NI. Update : 21/11/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h00[?]
Distance Distance : 3.39km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 7m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 7m
Highest point Highest point : 9m
Lowest point Lowest point : 2m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Newry and Mourne
Starting point Starting point : N 54.109356° / W 5.897287°
Download : -
Bay along Annalong Coastal Path Harbour built Annalong Cornmill Annalong Cornmill


Start : Corn Mill Quay car park. (Nearby postcode BT34 4QJ) Grid ref. J378198

(D) From the car park at Corn Mill Quay, set off towards the Corn Mill and descend to the left beside the clucking millstream to the harbour built around a natural rocky cove.

(1) Follow the shore around to the left and continue past the houses and into the open countryside via the path.(A)

(2) As the path reaches the bays of Arthur’s Port and Springwell Port, birds such as curlew and oystercatcher may be seen foraging on the shore alongside redshank and herring gulls. (B)

The route then curves round the bay at Springwell Port and stops short of Mullartown point to the North.

(3) From this point, return to Annalong village via the same route.(A)

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Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 9m - Corn Mill Quay car park
1 : km 0.08 - alt. 8m - Harbour built - Rocky cove
2 : km 1.23 - alt. 2m - Bays of Arthur’s Port and Springwell Port
3 : km 1.69 - alt. 5m - Mullartown point
D/A : km 3.39 - alt. 9m - Corn Mill Quay car park

Useful Information

Start : Corn Mill Quay car park. (Nearby postcode BT34 4QJ) Grid ref. J378198

Parking : Corn Mill Quay car park. (Nearby postcode BT34 4QJ) Grid ref. J378198

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

Local transport :
Translink –

Facilities :
Toilets at Marine Park and refreshments in the village.

Terrain : Coastal path
Route type : Coastal
Route shape : Linear
- 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.

Notes :
Dog policy : To be kept under control

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Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Abundant sea and bird life

(A) Elegant views of the Mourne Mountains are to be had as the path winds its way along the rocky shore. Much of these rocks are Mourne granite, polished square cut granite blocks may often be seen on the shore, these have been washed round from the other side of the harbour where there is a granite cutting yard.

(B) Bays of Arthur’s Port and Springwell Port : These bays were bases in former times for fishing from the nearest dwellings. Watch out for playful seals popping their heads above the water in the bay. Yawls were launched from the beach to reap the autumn herring harvest.

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