These trails in Kilbroney Park bring to life the story of Narnia and other stories, myths and legends associated with this special area of the Mournes.
The Narnia legends are interpreted along a short family loop trail, entered like the magical world itself, through a Wardrobe, and leading the visitor to several interpretative stations with themes including, The Tree People, The Beavers ‘House, The Citadels and many more.
CS Lewis is arguably one of the most influential writers of his time with notable works including The Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity and The Allegory of Love. Lewis’s works have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. The books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold over 100 million copies and been popularised on stage, TV, radio and cinema. Speaking of his source of inspiration, the writer who spent boyhood holidays in the village reportedly said,
“That part of Rostrevor which overlooks Carlingford Lough is my idea of Narnia”
A more challenging walk has been created to the legendary Cloughmore Stone, linking another important legend – that of the Giant Fionn McCumhaill – to the Narnia theme.