Welcome to our Expedition Network!
Please note that from 1st April 2015 the expedition notification process for expeditions within Northern Ireland changed. For full details please visit the Expedition Notification page by clicking here: Northern Ireland notification process
Our contact details are on the right and we would be happy to help you plan and undertake your expedition.
Download our current information pack here.
Download information on Northern Ireland Forestry Service property here.
Please note that DofE/JAI teams will need to complete a full practice expedition to evidence their competency, or complete a full qualifying expedition to have the expedition section signed off.
22 March 2016:
PRESCRIBED BURNING AT BLOODY BRIDGE
Monday 7 March - Thursday 24 March
Monday 4 April until Tuesday 12 April
As part of an Eastern Mournes wildfire prevention plan, there will be prescribed burning taking place in the locations indicated on the map
Please be careful in this area
We apologise for any inconvenience
For more information: 028 4372 4059, [email protected]
7 June 2015:
BUZZARD ATTACKS IN MOURNES
Possible buzzard attacks have been reported by runners and hikers using the Mournes. Full details and advice are available using this link: www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/runners-hikers-warned-steer-clear-9407608
4 July 2013:
URGENT NOTICE RE MOURNE MOUNTAINS
We have received information from the Mourne Heritage Trust regarding dangerous boreholes in the area near the pumping station at Dunnywater GR 350 232. The boreholes, which were created during exploratory work for a dam across the Annalong Valley, range in size and are up to 5m wide and 20m deep. Given the passage of time, it is likely that the holes have dead tree/leaf litter covering them which may collapse if walked on.
DofE groups/participants are advised to ONLY use the access road through Annalong Wood until further notice.
26 June 2014
URGENT INFORMATION RE MOURNES ACCESS AT MAGGY'S LEAP:
We have received information today from Richard Kernohan of Forestry Service that there is no public access at Maggy's Leap via the lane at 387 283. Please ensure that your groups, Supervisor and Assessors do not use this lane to access Donard Forest.
If you have any groups which plan to use this route please ensure that the route is amended and the Assessor informed of changes.
Please note that legally only Forest Service has a permanent right of access over this lane and this does not extend to members of the public.
Should you require any further clarification you should contact the DofE Manager for your Licensed Organisation in the first instance.