Open Canoeing, Castlewellan Lake, Mourne Mountains
SELF GUIDED / OPEN CANOEING
Open Canoeing is an awesome family activity, especially with our top of the range family friendly Open Canoes on the sheltered waters of Castlewellan Lake… this is a must-try for adventurers of all ages and abilities.
From a warm welcome to warm showers and everything in between, we have you covered… from meeting our Team at our Lakeside Centre, to receiving all the kit that you’ll need, including Open Canoes, Wetsuits, Buoyancy Aids, Paddles & accessories and full use of our centre facilities including changing/showering.
So, whether you simply want to stay and play in the Castle Bay or go with the flow and take on the Lake Trail, you’re guaranteed an awesome time… Simply Book & Go!
Life Adventure Centre located lakeside, Castlewellan Lake, Castlewellan Forest Park
Our Life Adventure Open Canoe Experience packages include everything needed to get you started on the loughs, rivers and coast of the Mournes… Simply Book, Go Further, See More & Feel Awesome!
Things to do & see
Endless! From the Castlewellan Castle, Otters, the Islands, Red Squirrels, the Moorish Tower & Kingfishers to name a few!
Places to eat, drink & sleep
Hillyard House Hotel, Castlewellan
South Prom Cafe, Newcastle
Pine Tree Hollow Glamping, Leitrim
The Green Holiday Cottages, Kilkeel
Slieve Donard Resort, Newcastle
Urban Café, Castlewellan
Mourne Seafood Bar, Dundrum
Mourne Lodge, Attical
Gorse Hill Glamping, Bryansford
Hutt Hostel, Newcastle
Kribben Cottages, Annalong
The Turnip House Cafe, Leitrim
Tory Bush Cottages, Bryansford
Carrick Cottage Cafe
Meelmore Lodge, Bryansford
Harbour House Inn, Newcastle
Mountain Lodge, Rostrevor
Unique selfie spots
The Bay (below the Castle)
On the water (waterproof cameras!)
Self-Guided – you’ll be supplied with an easily followed route map including route description and key local tips!
Canoe – powered by the awesome VENTURE Open Canoes.
Buoyancy Aid – must be worn by the paddler at all times.
Paddle – almost essential!
Wetsuit – strongly recommended at all times of the year.
Accessories pack – we supply a first aid kit.
Centre facilities – including changing and showering.
Support number – available 9am-5pm for telephone assistance.
Damage Waiver – accidents happen! So we’ve protected you against accidental damage to the Canoe with our Waiver Scheme – excludes loss/damage to accessories – see ‘Top Up’ option.
Damage Waiver ‘Top Up’ – accidents happen! Protect against loss/damage to accessories.
See below for specific experience option prices – if you require a bespoke option please check with our team.
5 Steps to Adventure – Book Here!
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