The Mourne Mountain Adventure

Mourne Mountain Adventure Logo


The Mourne Mountain Adventure 2015

The Mourne Mountain Adventure will take place on Saturday 25 April 2015

The Mourne Mountain Adventure is a youth challenge event being held in the Mourne Mountains and is supported by volunteer organisations, Newry and Mourne and Down District Councils, the uniformed and emergency services.

It aims to promote individual and team resilience through a number of challenges including a mountain phase, a water based activity and a task phase.

In the first instance Group Leaders should contact their relevant sponsoring organisation, contact details below. Alternatively contact Heather McKee or Siobhan Fearon at Newry and Mourne District Council on 028 3031 3031.



Mourne Mountain Adventure 2014



The Mourne Mountain Adventure 2015

MMA Key Points of Contact

Down District Council

Janine Hillen

Priscilla McAlinden

028 44610800

MoD Kirsty Dunlop 028 90686150

Newry and Mourne District Council

Heather McKee

Siobhan Fearon

028 30313078

NIFRS Mark Fell

Kenny Gracey

Colin Massey

Who can take part? Teams of 6 young people (aged 12-18)

Do teams have to be experienced? Yes but at different levels

There are 2 levels. The Challenge level is for teams of limited experience of the outdoors but who have been trained and can complete a 10k hike over rough terrain. The Expedition level is aimed at teams participating in the DofE or Presidents Award and can complete a 14k hike over rough terrain.

The Mountain Phase: Groups will set off early on Saturday morning from either Silent Valley (Challenge) or Tollymore Forest Park (Expedition) to navigate a route to a predetermined destination. There will be check points and activities to complete along the way.


To download the Challenge Map click here

To download the Expedition Map click here


Mourne Mountain Adventure 2014

The Water Phase: A RIB activity will be provided from Kilkeel Harbour. Teams will be transported from Silent Valley to complete a challenge and returned to Silent Valley.

The Task Phase: A number of interesting activities will test decision making, communication skills, coordination and team work at the Silent Valley.

Meal and Awards: On Saturday evening a hot meal will be served to all participants, Group Leaders and supporting personnel. Medals, T-shirts and certificates will be awarded to all young people completing the event.

Cost: In order to provide each individual with a certificate, medal, T-shirt and hot meal a charge of £10 per head will be levied.

Closing date for entries is Friday 30 January 2015.

If you are interested in registering a group please download and submit the entry form with the correct fee. Cheques should be made payable to Newry and Mourne District Council and returned to: Mourne Mountain Adventure, Newry and Mourne District Council, Unit 9 Monaghan Court Business Park, Monaghan Street, Newry BT35 8BH


To download a copy of the ENTRY FORM 2015 click here

For further information contact Heather McKee on 028 3031 3078 or email


Information Pack:

MMA 15 Conditions of Entry

MMA 15 The Rules

MMA 15 Charter


MMA 15 Kit List


Mourne Mountain Adventure 2014