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Mourne Camping
Bloody Bridge
County Down
N Ireland   (Browse area)
BT33 0LA   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 07788 127730

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Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 17 Reviews
              8/10 from 17 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Padmcpad 3 reviews from this member

Very nice, well laid out campsite. All the usual amenities - shower / toilets clean and well maintained. Splendid views over the sea and out to a lighthouse at night. Great site for climbing slieve donard - the start is almost on the campsite.

I would recommend this campsite to anyone except loud / raucous groups.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Campers79 3 reviews from this member

We stayed at the weekend. Cracking views. Great spot. Easy found. Pity about the rough track up to the campsite, I think that might put a lot of people off, not us though. Great location. Very busy, granted it was the weekend of the air show and the campsite is just outside Newcastle. Love the strict no alcohol/music after midnight. Frank is a lovely man. We did hear some very loud music being played from the bottom site (we were at the top)in the day/evening time but thankfully it didn't last very long. We did notice the logs weren't easy to light (must purchase off Frank and use his fire pits supplied).

Thankfully those who had dogs with them were responsible owners who had their dogs on leads, apart from one dog who strayed loose for 2 days which was becoming quite a nuisance as we witnessed some children and adults who were clearly not dog lovers becoming quite anxious about the dog, as well as the responsible dog owners with their own dogs on leads were anxious for their own dogs as the stray dog kept going over to their dogs on leads, understandably this was quite annoying for them as they didn't know the stray dog so weren't sure if they could trust it with their own dogs as well as their own dogs getting agitated with a stray dog invading their wee space while on a lead. I personally wasn't keen on crawling out of my tent on Sunday morning and literally coming face to face with this stray dog. I don't know if it belonged to Frank or if it was there with other campers. Either way it was a little bit of a nuisance, albeit the dog turned out to not be a 'bad' dog although it did seem to pee against everyone's belongings, again not very pleasant.

That said, besides the dog, it was a great campsite, a great trip, stunning views, with the Mournes behind and the sea infront. We did hear people saying they wouldn't use the showers because it was only sectioned off by a curtain and while the male and female parts (2 showers and toilets in both male and female parts) had separate doors they were technically in the same building, so for safety reasons the general consensus was people didn't feel it was terribly wise/safe. Everywhere was clean with soap and toilet paper etc. The approach up to the showers began to get tricky to walk on in the rain as the area was just hard walked in muck with no grass but if you stick to the edges it's spot on. We will definitely be back and very much looking forward to it.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Slieve Donard 1 review from this member

Hauntingly beautiful campsite, with the mountains behind you and the seashore just a stroll down the hill and across the road. The campsite is a hidden jewel, coming up from Newcastle look out for the Bloody Bridge car park on the left. The entrance to the campsite is just past the 2nd exit to the car park. There's a white gate but nothing to say its the campsite. The Bloody Bridge trail starts right next to entrance to campsite. Go up the steep, stony road then follow the signs and pitch wherever you like. Frank the owner will come and check in around 6. 30-7pm and sell you wood for the braziers which are in fact in good nick and excellent for BBQ's if you've got your own grills. The toilet block/showers are clean and pleasant with instant hot water. Dishes must be washed in the sink at the back of the block. It is a clean and very natural campsite. The views are incredible. At night you can see the lighthouse down beyond Newcastle We had sunny weather with only some rain and wind. We were very sorry to leave but will definitely go back as it was probably the best campsite we've stayed on.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Baberuth 1 review from this member

Spent 2 nights here in early May. Paid 6 per person per night. The campsite is in a beautiful location with the sea just below and at the base of the Mourne mountains. There are 2 toilets and showers for females and they are very basic. It was windy and wet a lot of the time during our stay but we also had a day of perfect sunshine and enjoyed lunch at a picnic table of which there were several on site. We didn't go for a fire although we had planned to because the fire pits that we saw dotted around the site were very rusty. The seaside town of Newcastle is 2. 5 miles away and has many little shops and cafes. I would recommend this campsite if you are looking for a back to nature experience.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: IanStewart 2 reviews from this member

As mentioned by others, the approach is interesting! But follow the 'wee man's' instructions and you shouldn't have a problem.

We arrived at dusk in the rain. Next morning woke to sunshine and splendid views - great location. Stayed longer than intended, just because we liked it.

Facilities very clean and pleasant, might get a bit crowded if the site was full.

We go camping to get away from it all and this site does just that.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Julie2305 1 review from this member

My son and I had our first camping experience at Mourne Camping and it made it go a lot more smoothly than I had anticipated. The site is very clean and tidy. The entrance is very tricky and we did miss it at first. My only complaint would be the road up to the site, the potholes are very big and really could do with being filled in.

The views from this site are beautiful with the sea in front of you and the mountains behind.

The facilities are very clean and tidy and the owner is very thorough about keeping the toilets stocked up with toilet roll, handwash and paper towels.

It was also very good to know that the site is very well patrolled by the owner regularly through the day and evening, he is always on the end of the phone should you require anything.

We enjoyed it so much that we are heading back there this weekend again and can't wait.

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