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Wild Outdoors

Unleash the
Beast within

Get out. Conquer challenges. Astonish yourself. Newry, Mourne & Down’s natural beauty is the best place to explore the wilderness within and without.

This landscape has undergone an incredible journey. It was first laid down in the sediments of a tropical sea. It drifted north, ever so slowly, through countless millennia. Strange beasts roamed its hills. Volcanoes tore it apart. Enormous ice sheets gouged out its valleys.

The result is a landscape built for adventure.


Exploration. Exhilaration.

Across the region, people are geared up to help you challenge your limits. Get involved in one of these amazing adventures.

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Strangford

Clearsky Adventure

Push yourself to new heights at Clearsky Adventure Centre, on the shore of Strangford Lough. Try rock climbing and abseiling, get out on the water in a kayak, or challenge your friends to a game of It’s a Knockout.

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Castlewellan

Life Adventure Centre

Take to the Mournes by bike, kayak, or on foot with Life Adventure Centre. There's daring exploits for all abilities.

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Rostrevor

East Coast
Adventure

Experience the world in a whole new way at East Coast Adventure Centre. Challenge yourself to rock climbing, mountain biking and zip lining.

Events in Newry, Mourne and Down

Big challenges. Big fun.

There's all sorts of unusual ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Shoot your friends with paintballs, swim out to sea or ride into the sunset. There's a pace for every taste.

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Newry

Watchtower Adventures

On a stir-crazy road trip? Settle all those playlist disputes at Anarky Paintball, the perfect way to work through issues with friends.

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Bessbrook

Infinity Channel Swimming

Break through your limits with Infinity Channel Swimming’s open water adventures. You’ll astonish yourself.

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Tollymore

Mount Pleasant Riding & Trekking Centre

See the vast forests of Castlewellan and Tollymore from horseback. No matter your riding ability, the experienced guides at Mount Pleasant will ensure you have a great day in the saddle.

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Unsure what you're after?
Try your luck and discover the region

Don't call. Don't book. Just come.

The countryside is wide open for everyone to enjoy – so there’s plenty of ways to get out and about without forking out.

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Rostrevor

MTB Trails

Experience the savage beauty of Rostrevor’s mountain bike trails as they charge through some of this region’s most breath-taking landscapes. Plot a course through switchbacks, technical single tracks, and precipitous descents high above the waters of Carlingford Lough and the Irish Sea.

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Mournes

Mourne Wall Walk

Follow the epic Mourne Wall along ridges and over summits as it traverses the entire inner Mournes. The trail takes you over seven of the range’s highest mountains and offers views deep into Ireland, as far north as Belfast, south to Dublin and across to the Isle of Man. The real attraction is the stark beauty of Silent Valley, the high granite tors, and the bird and animal life in the gorse.

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