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Explore the World of Mushrooms Walk

Join a guided walk to discover the native fungi to be found in the Mournes with the experts from Northern Ireland Fungus Group at Silent Valley.

The group will be split up into two groups of 25 people.


Sunday 21st September


Silent Valley Mountain Park

Session Times

12:00 to 14:00

Event Mainly Suited For

Families with older children

Fitness Level


Key Info
  • A guided walk to discover the native fungi
  • Free entry to pre-booked attendees
  • Recommended for school aged children and up
Pre-bookings have now closed for this event however there maybe some spaces available on the day.

Please make bookings directly through the Get Outdoors Weekend website, but feel free to contact NI Water if you would like more specific information on the event:

Phone+44 2890354716

What to Bring

Magnifers and a collection bag.

Minimum Age & Activity Length

5 years and above, prams not recommended.

What's Included

Guided walk with expert knowledge of native fungi

Meeting Point

Car Park at Silent Valley

Directions to Location

1.Leave Newcastle, Co Down and follow the signs for Kilkeel

2.On the road to Kilkeel, take right turn at sign for Silent Valley at a garage.

3.Take the right turn at the sign (Carginagh Road). Follow the mountain road (please note, this is a narrow, winding, hilly road)

4.Follow this road for approximately 4/5 miles until you reach the main entrance gates to Silent Valley