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Hiking in Mournes - Life Adventure Centre


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Life HQ, The Grange Yard, Castlewellan Forest Park, Castlewellan, Co Down, BT31 9BU
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Self-Guided Exploration or Professionally Guided Exhilaration?

Your giant adventure begins with One Life Adventure. And every adventure begins with a single step. Yours happens to be a step into the unknown and the known - the known, awesome beauty of the Mourne Mountains - and the unknown wonder of where exactly it will take you...

Because Hill walking in the Mournes is a very special experience. Your epic venture takes you through majestic mountains, dramatic coasts, stunning landscapes & enchanting forests all waiting to be explored… sustainably, of course. 

Our Life Adventure Experiences are proudly delivered by adventurers for adventurers like you. Powered by an endless passion, we offer an extensive range of activities including Mountain Biking, Hillwalking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wet Bouldering, Tour Biking, Rock Climbing, Sit On Top Kayaking, Coasteering, Electric Biking and Open Canoeing.

Whether beginner or addict, individual or group, from equipment hire to self-guided & guided experiences, we’ve got it all and more… So you can Go Further, See More & Feel More… as you embrace your giant spirit and embrace all the wonder of the Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland.



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Road Directions

Directions from Town:From Castlewellan: Sign posted from Town Centre From Belfast: Take Donegall Square N/A1 and Adelaide St to Ormeau Rd/A24 Turn right onto Ormeau Rd/A24 Continue on Annadale Embankment to Ormeau Rd/A24 Follow A24 to Castlewellan Rd/A25 in Down Continue on A25 unti you reach Castlewellan. There will be a brown signpost for Castlewellan Forest Park - we are within the Grange Courtyard From Dublin: Get on M50 in Whitehall from N1 Take M1 to Belfast Rd in Newry and Mourne, United Kingdom. Take the exit toward A28/Newry/Downpatrick/A25 from A1 Take B8 to your destination 1 h 28 min (127 km) Hilltown, Newry Head northwest toward Newry Rd/B8 120 m Turn right onto B8 8.1 km Turn right onto Dublin Rd/A25 Continue to follow A25 7.4 km At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Main St/A25 In Castlewellan follow the signs for the Forest Park

Public Transport Directions

Nearest bus stop:CastlewellanNearest train station:Lisburn & Newry

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