Get Outdoors Weekend
Weekend of free outdoor activity events in Northern Ireland
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The Ring of Gullion Get Outdoors Extravaganza

Survival training, climbing tower, archery, hill walking…it’s all happening at Slieve Gullion for their fantastic Get Outdoors Extravaganza!

There will be plenty to keep the kids amused as well as a cycle ride for mum and dad to enjoy around the Ring of Gullion area.

There will also be stands from the local outdoor activity providers.

If the events haven’t tired the kids out why not let them run around in the award winning adventure play park? With events happening all day make sure to pack a picnic and have a memorable day out all the family will enjoy!

All the events will be taking place within the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) - an area of national landscape importance centred on the craggy heather covered hills of a circular ring dyke volcano that erupted over 50 million years ago.

Apart from being the most famous ring dyke in the world The Ring of Gullion and Slieve Gullion, in particular, have rich associations with Irish legends and myths. In one tale, Finn McCool was bewitched by Miluchra on the summit of Slieve Gullion at the Lough of the Calliagh Bhirra.

Day

Saturday 20th September

Location

Slieve Gullion

Session Times

11:00 to 16:30

Key Info
  • Suitables for families and individuals
  • Pop-up rock camp & climbing tower
  • Archery, bushcraft & guided walks!

Directions to Location

Slieve Gullion Forest Park can be reached from the Newry By-Pass (A1). Follow the B113 Forkhill Road. Pass through the village of Meigh, and one-mile past the Meigh crossroads, the tarmac entrance drive leading into the Forest Park is signposted to the right hand side, on a left bend in the road. Entrance and parking are free.

Need to pre-book for the brushcrafts, canoeing, Pop-Up Rock Camps, Slieve Gullion walk, biodiversity talks,cycle ride and hill walking.

Saturday

SAT
20
Archery

Are you Slieve Gullion's Robin Hood?

Slieve Gullion Walled Garden. Come and have a go at archery!

SAT
20
Canoeing

Give Canoeing a try on Camlough Lake

Camlough Lake- Ring of Gullion. 'Come and Try It' Family canoeing lead by a qualified instructor from Gullion Adventures.

FULLY BOOKED :-(

SAT
20
Walking

Go Naturally Wild in Slieve Gullion

Slieve Gullion. Learn more about the biodiversity of the local area and the wildlife that live in it, with well-known ecologist Dale Treadwell.

SAT
20
Cycling

Ring of Gullion Historical Cycle

Slieve Gullion Courtyard. A 15 miles guided bike ride covering the history of the Ring of Gullion.

SAT
20
Climbing

Rock Climb in Gullion

Slieve Gullion Walled Garden. Have a go on our outdoor climbing wall and see how far you can get up it!

SAT
20
Bushcraft

Slieve Gullion Bush Craft Skills

Slieve Gullion Forest Park. Let out the Ray Mears in you!

FULLY BOOKED :-(

SAT
20
Walking

Slieve Gullion Forest Park Family Walk

Slieve Gullion Forest Park. A 10km walk around the beautiful Slieve Gullion Forest Drive with outstanding views of the Ring of Gullion area.

SAT
20
Walking

Slieve Gullion's Celtic Warrior's Family Story Walk

Slieve Gullion Courtyard. Come on a guided walk to the top of Slieve Gullion and hear some of the stories and science that make Slieve Gullion special.

FULLY BOOKED :-(

SAT
20
Walking

Slieve Gullion's Pop-up Rock Camp

Slieve Gullion Courtyard. Go back in time on a geology walk

FULLY BOOKED :-(

Sunday