Welcome to the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyWelcome to Mournelive.com, celebrating the outstanding landscape of the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and showcasing the work of Mourne Heritage Trust in protecting and enhancing this special place. Situated in the south east corner of Northern Ireland where ‘the mountains sweep down to the sea’, the AONB stretches across 57,000 hectares around the range of closely grouped mountains that provide its name. It also includes the more ancient, craggy uplands of Slieve Croob, with wonderful views north to Belfast and beyond, along with lakes and reservoirs, rolling drumlins and farmland. Beaches, sand dunes and rocky coves touch the Irish Sea.
The ‘About’ section has more about the AONB designation and the work we do to care for it. Elsewhere you will see links to a wealth of information on the various aspects of the natural, built and cultural heritage as well as stunning photographs of our landscapes and seascapes, news updates and much, much more.
As some may recall from last year, a pair of buzzards have taken to nesting ne.. Read more