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Join Extern on Saturday 25th September 2021 to trek to the top of Slieve Donard in aid of the Safe Haven Appeal! 

Slieve Donard is not only the highest peak of the Mourne Mountains, at a whopping 2789ft, it is also the highest peak in Northern Ireland. 

The hike is 9km long and will take approximately 4-6 hours. We’ll pass alongside a beautiful waterfall before making our way to the saddle and then a final push to the summit. On a clear day you’ll be rewarded with extraordinary views of the Isle of Man, Wicklow, Donegal, Wales, as well as the long sands of Newcastle Beach. 

Walkers will be split into groups of 10 and will be accompanied by a fully qualified mountain leader from our expert event provider, Outdoor Concepts, who will look after you throughout the challenge, ensuring your safety and enjoyment of this fantastic trek! 

Event Information 

Date: Saturday 25th September 2021 

Time: Start time will be confirmed closer to the event 

Location: Slieve Donard, County Down 

Level: Moderate 

Registration fee: £30 per person 

Minimum Sponsorship: £100 

*Minimum age is 16. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Sponsorship raised through the challenge will go towards our Safe Haven Appeal. Our Safe Havens support thousands of families across Ireland who may be struggling due to mental health issues, problem addictions or who are facing family breakdown or homelessness. 

Sadly, right now, lots more children need our help. Our referrals are increasing, and many more young people are waiting for a respite break and our ongoing support. You can make a difference by signing up for the Slieve Donard Trek and showing your support for the Safe Haven Appeal. 


If you have any questions or would like more information, please email the fundraising team at: [email protected] 

Safe Haven Appeal Please help us keep children safe from harm. Ensure they have access to a Safe Haven where they can leave their worries behind and have the chance to be children once more. Find out more

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