The Mourne Wall stretches over 15 peaks across the steep and rugged terrain of the Mourne Mountains.
A major feat of construction back in the day when built in the early twentieth century with the purpose of enclosing the Silent Valley Reservoir which is serving Belfast, and the aim of keeping roaming cattle and sheep away from the water.
This impressive dry stone wall made of granite rock is 1.5 metres high on average with a thickness of nearly 1 metre and leads all the way up to the highest peak of Northern Ireland – Slieve Donard is towering 853 metres above sea level.
On top of the world…. or at least Fuerteventura. A few steps more and from there it’s pretty much 807 meters straight down! It was the rewarding end of a 30 kilometer hike starting at sea level in Morro Jable under the grueling midday heat.
From there it went along the beautiful Jandia beach all the way up to the summit of the highest mountain of Fuerteventura – the Pico de la Zarza, offering the most stunning panoramic view over the beach of Cofete.