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Life Adventure Centre

The Forest Park, Castlewellan, County Down, BT31 9BU
Paddling boarding on Castlewellan Lake

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Whether your preference is laid back or action packed, join us at our award winning centre in the beautiful Castlewellan Forest Park amid the stunning Mourne Mountains for a host of fantastic adventure activities.

Choose from Canoeing, SUP Boarding and Kayaking, Trekking, Hill Walking and Rock Climbing, Trail and Mountain Biking (inc Electric), Wet Bouldering and Coasteering, Archery and Clay Pigeon Shooting, Raft Building and Team Quests, even add some Wild Camping or Bothy Nights!

Options include Guided Trips, Fun Introductions, Skills Courses, Adventure Experiences, full Tour Packages, or Equipment Hire (Open Canoes, Mountain Bikes, SUP Boards, Electric Bikes & SIT Kayaks and full accessories)

Individuals, Families and Organised Groups (including interest specific, Corporate, Tour, Hen & Stag etc) all welcome.

Advanced/Online booking recommended.

Open 7 days a week.

As the ‘Outdoor Capital of Ireland’, Castlewellan Forest Park and the wider Mournes are a must visit destination for adventure seekers… Beginners, families, addicts, no excuses!

Ideal for a fun introduction, learning basics, developing techniques, or that all essential opportunity to go explore!

We’re an ‘Adventure Mark’ accredited provider, members of the Institute of Outdoor Learning, affiliated to the ‘Association of Mountaineering Instructors’ and Silver Recipients in the 2015 ‘Irish Responsible Tourism Awards’ for Best Adventure Provider. We have also been awarded Gold in the Green Tourism Awards.


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  • Showers
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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Opening Times

* 7 days a week.

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Map & Directions

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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