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We are the only dedicated Professional Outdoor Activity Centre located in Ireland's newest and most exciting outdoor destination and the Outdoor Capital of Ireland, the Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland.

Located in the stunning Castlewellan Forest Park, on the edge of the Mourne Mountains, our Centre’s perfectly situated for a unique range of Adventure experiences… Go Further, See More, Feel Awesome!

We’ve carefully restored a beautiful Court Yard property to provide all the comfort and function required while retaining the buildings unique character.

Modern technologies have also enabled us to achieve a Carbon Neutral status, recognised by our ‘Gold’ Award from ‘Green Tourism UK’.

Our standards also ensure that you’re always in safe hands, reinforced by our accreditation from ‘Adventure Mark’.


The Grange Court Yard, The Forest Park, Castlewellan, County Down, NI, BT31 9BU.

Opening Hours:

To the Public 7 days per week/9am – 5pm with outside hours by prior arrangement.

Travel Times from regional Cities:

From Belfast 1 hr, Dublin 1.5 hrs, London 2.5 hrs

Day facilities for Individuals, Groups & Events
  • Meet & Greet Area
  • Coffee Dock & Wood Burning Stove
  • Training & Conference area
  • Shower & Changing Village
  • Stores & Drying Rooms
  • Outside Courtyard Social Area & BBQ’s
  • Onsite Car Parking
  • Free WIFI Hotspot
  • Info Point for Local Information

***Our centre is fully accessible including fully accessible toilet and shower facilities***

Park Facilities

The Park offers a range of facilities to include: Camp Sites | Caravan Parks | Lake - circa 100 acres | MTB Trails - NI’s top trail centre | Bike Pump Park | Walking Trails | Europes largest Peace Maze | Gardens - hidden treasure!

Local Facilities

The adjacent towns of Castlewellan and Newcastle offer a range of services to include: Accommodation | Café’s | Pubs | Restaurants | Post Office | Supermarkets | Filling Stations

Destination Facilities

Located centrally within the wider Mourne destination we benefit from a range of fantastic opportunities from the high Mournes, a stunning Mountain range if we do say so ourselves, an equally impressive Coastline including Carlingford Lough, Dundrum Bay & Strangford Lough, breathtaking Forest Parks including Kilbroney, Gullion & Tollymore, beautiful Beaches including Tyrella, Murlough & Cranfield and a host of welcoming towns and villages such as Strangford, Newcastle & Rostrevor and their respective facilities. 

Local Visitor Information can be obtained from the Newcastle Visitor Information Centre on +44(0)28 4372 2222.

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