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The Narnia Trail in Kilbroney Forest Park, Rostrevor is situated in a stunning location, where mountain, sea and valley create a scenic wonderland.
Overlooking Carlingford Lough, these ninety seven acres of beautiful parkland nestle within the shadow of Slieve Martin and the Mountains of Mourne. Kilbroney Forest Park offers an excellent range of facilities, including a camping and caravan site, children's play area, tennis courts, cafe, the Cloughmore Centre and top-class mountain bike trails. The park also provides numerous options for the walker, including two way marked trails.
The Narnia Trail takes you through woodland and captures the imagination of children of all ages.
The famous writer C.S Lewis, as a young boy, spent much hoiliday time in the Mournes and Rostrevor in particular, allowing him to imagine, dream and wonder, and inspiring his creation of the magical world of Narnia. "The Chronicles of Narnia" have sold over 100 million copies.
Where does the Narnia Trail start?
The walk starts and finishes within Kilbroney Park and brings to life the Chronicles of Narnia with a number of features along the route. The trail is entered, like the magical world of Narnia itself, through a `Wardrobe Door', beyond which lies a land filled with strange and intriguing creatures. Enter at your peril, as the White Witch has put a curse on the land. It is always winter and never Christmas - and she can turn you into stone. Be warned, don't eat any "enchanted" Turkish Delight ! Other features along the way include `The Lamp Post', `The Beaver's House' and `Aslan's Table'. These features offer many opportunities to interact and take photo's/selfies. Click here for The Narnia Trail Map
Distance - 0.5 miles
Terrain - flat woodland, gentle inclines
Things to look out for ..
The Wardrobe (Walk through the door to start your big adventure)
Beyond this magical wardrobe door lies a land filled with strange and intriguing creatures. Enter at your peril, as the White Witch has put a curse on the land. It is always winter and never Christmas - and she can turn you into stone. Be warned, don't eat any "enchanted" Turkish Delight !
The Lamp Post (The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe)
Follow the lamp into the bewitched and enchanted land of Narnia. This is where Lucy met Mr Tumnus, the helpful creature with the body of a man, the legs of a goat, 2 horns sticking out of his hair and that pleasant, kindly face.
The Tree People (All Chronicles)
As you make your way around the trail, you may get the feeling that you are being watched. If this is the case, you are probably right! Be sure to be vigilant as these Tree People (or Dryads) take on the form of human beings. It is believed that some Tree People are apies for the White Witch.
The Dancing Lawn (Prince Caspian)
This undulating lawn looks normal in daylight but it has been the site of many meetings of the Great Council. When Old Narnia is in danger, Prince Caspian summons his many and varied friends to this spot wuch as bulgy bears, dwarfs, moles, hares and hedgehogs.
The Beavers House (The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe)
Expect a warm welcome at the snug, little home of Mr & Mrs Beaver. These talking animals are always busy - building dams and catching fish - but never too busy that they haven't time to feed the hungry children and protect them from the White Witch, before they set off on their preilous journey to find Aslan, the King of Narnia.
The Underworld and the Citadels (All Chronicles)
Do you see the giant heads of the earthmen? Their queen is The Green Lady of the Underland (located deep beneath Narnia). When in danger, she transforms herself into another form, using a special skill called shape-shifting. So beward - she could be closer than you think.
Pattertwigs (Prince Caspian)
If you can hear chattering it's probably a Patterwig (a talking red squirrel that's much bigger than the squirrels that live in our forests). They spend a lot of time collecting nuts to put into their store for winter. Sometimes they throw them at their enemies. Naughty squirrels.
The Four Thrones
The beavers tell the children that when two Sons of Adam and two Daughters of Eve sit on the thrones of Narnia, the White Witch's reign will end. The Four Thrones are located in Cair Paravel, where children are crowned High King Peter the Magnificent, Queen Susan the Gentle, King Edmund the Just, and Queen Lucy the Valiat.
Facilities at the Narnia Trail
Cafe (wheelchair accessible) Disabled toilets & Disabled parking
Nearest towns - Rostrevor, Warrenpoint and Newry City.
Click here to download the Narnia Trail Map
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