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Tobar Mhuire

RegionNorthern Ireland
ClubLagan Valley Orienteers
Nearest townCrossgar
PostcodeBT30 9EA
Carpark locationPark outside the grounds of Tobar Mhuire, Downpatrick St, Crossgar, Downpatrick BT30 9EA. OSNI Grid Ref J458519

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Tobar Mhuire is a retreat centre in the heart of Crossgar, set in 55 acres of woodland. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing stroll through the grounds exploring some of the unique heritage including Mary's Well (a holy well), The area features a Victorian walled garden and a spectacular view of the Mourne Mountains and Co Down landscape.

Survey report from February 2021

  • Due to Covid-19, only the southern gate is open and no vehicles are permitted to enter the site.
  • There is no start post. However, it is suggested to start from the southern gate.
  • Orienteering post 7 may become overgrown in the summer. It is approximately 2m east of Ecotrail post E3.

Other Things to do in the Area

Perfect for homeschoolers, try the Ecotrail. Download:

Survey report from February 2021

  • Due to Covid-19, only the southern gate is open and no vehicles are permitted to enter the site.
  • Ecotrail posts E4 and E8 may become overgrown in the summer.
  • Ecotrail post E8 is on the NW side of the thicket on the opposite side of the road.
  • The Activity Booklet remains valid. There is no post for E10 as the conservatory is not generally accessible, but can be viewed from post E9.

Maps Available From

Download the Orienteering Map and Orienteering Guide (see above).

Further Information

  • Loops and stars exercises available for groups
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners