Our newest members CP Adventure offer a wide variety of activities in Dublin and the surrounding counties.
Last week I met up with Linda who took me out for a stroll in the Wicklow mountains. It was a Sunday morning and I had forgotten how busy Sundays’ are in the Dublin mountains with mountain bikers, families, dog walkers and hillwalkers all getting out and about for their weekly outdoor fix of fresh air and beautiful scenery.
It was a glorious morning and as we walked Linda told me about some of the guided walks they offer for groups of 8 or more. Walks are customised according to the groups’ level of fitness and can be a half day or a full day in duration. Linda is currently putting together a super walk that will take groups from the start of The Wicklow Way in Marlay Park to Johnnie Foxes Pub in Glencullen (where I used to wait for the 44b to take me to school!) where the walkers can then relax over a delicious meal and a tipple or two before getting their coach back to their hotel. Book Me In!
CP Adventure offer water activities with Kayaking, Canoeing, SUP and Wind Surfing all available as well as Archery, Air Rifle Shooting, Climbing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Orienteering, Zipline, Hillwalking of course, Segway and Bike Rental. With professional qualified instructors you can be sure of a safe, fun day out in the hands of CP!
If you’re interested in booking a great day out for your team, staff or club get in touch today via the form below and we’ll put together a great package for you!
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We Love The Mournes!
Last Monday myself and my partner headed up North to visit The Mournes. Whilst we had originally planned to experience the walks and trails we had to cut our visit short.
We had arranged to meet Jennifer Cumming of East Coast Adventure at Warrenpoint along the shores of Carlingford Lough. This was my first time to visit the area and as we arrived there was a large group of seriously excited TY students piling off a coach to begin a sea kayaking activity.
Jennifer had arranged to give us a tour around the various activities on offer at East Coast Adventure and so we set off.
East Coast Adventure offer a range of outdoor activities for kids, teens, adults and groups with accommodation, camping, glamping, customised activities and more with trained friendly staff all along the shores of the very beautiful Carlingford Lough. The scenery is breathtaking and the facilities are second to none. There is so much on offer at East Coast Adventure that it actually took us 3 hours just to have a tour! Mind you we did get along like a house on fire and yapped away for ages – hard not to with such a friendly crew 🙂
The Mourne mountains themselves are a magnificant backdrop to the lough and one that I shall have to get my walking boots out for the next visit, hopefully fitting in a visit to The Mourne Lodge who cater specifically for walkers and hikers as well as nature enthusiasts and we look forward to meeting Mairead and the gang!
We spent the night in Carlingford House B&B which offers beautiful spacious rooms with comfy beds and an award winning breakfast in the morning. We weren’t disappointed. Peter and Irene were so welcoming and after being shown to our room we headed down for a bite to eat in the local village.
Carlingford of course is home to the world famous Carlingford Oyster Company and yes, I hang my head in shame that I simply forgot to order them! I will most definitely be back for these beauties.
On Tuesday we headed to Belfast to meet with BBCNI Weatherman legend Barra Best for lunch – he of the flame hair like myself #Redheads 😉
Barra had some great suggestions for us to include on our next tour including the gobbins cliff walk which looks really fun.
All in all we simply HAVE to get back to the Mournes, we only got to see the tip of the iceberg and it really is so much MOUR(ne) than that!
Thanks again to Martin Carey and Mandy McAvoy of MourneLive.com for the invite.
Useful Sites for Visiting the Mournes and Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula are listed below:
In the words of Mr Schwarzenegger.. “I’ll Be Back”
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