Adrenaline Junkies

Below is a list of exciting activities to take part in near Carrickdale!


Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing in an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. Carlingford Adventure Centre which is about a 20 minute drive from the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa offer you the opportunity to test your rock-climbing skills on a real rock face about 30ft high with multiple climbs.  A brilliant activity that will leave you with a great sense of achievement.  Please note there is a 10 minute walk up a steep hill to reach the rock-climbing site.


Mountain Ways Ireland is a leading provider of self guided walking holidays and hiking vacations in some of the most stunning Irish landscapes.


4 x 4 Off Roading & Grass Track Rallying

Just minutes from the Carrickdale Hotel, North East Adventures offer 4 x 4 Off Roading, Paintballing, Grass Track Rallying, Shooting and many more. For more information visit their website by clicking here. 



The rush of adrenalin as you feel your board start to take off across the water, your body comfortably balanced against the power of the rig, the sun on your back, the breeze in your face, is an experience hard to match, and up until recently was the privilege of the few who had endured the pain of the steep curve of learning to windsurf. 


Hill Walking

The Carrickdale Hotel & Spa is ideally located for hill walkers and is the perfect venue for groups planning various hillwalking routes.  We are located 5 minutes from the Ring of Gullion an area of outstanding beauty and Omeath, Carlingford & Ravensdale have all scenic hillwalking routes. Our reception team would be delighted to advise on local routes during your stay.

Quad Biking

Enjoy a tour with Irish Country Quads riding on All Terrain Vehicles on our specially designed courses with skill and thrill. The trail includes an underground tunnel with splash, overhead bridges, water splash drive, tight corners, bumpy ground, circular track and muddy ditches. All levels of experience are catered for and full safety tuition is provided. Also other fun activities at Irish County Quads include Archery, Shuffleboard, Clay Pigeon Shooting & Airstrike. 



Canoeing/Pier Jumping and Banana Boating are all rolled into one fantastic, fun session at East Coast Adventure Centre, Warrenpoint. Watersports sessions are held every Friday and Sunday from April onwards and must be booked in advance.




Horse Riding & Pony Trekking

Nested in beautiful countryside close to picturesque woods and steeped in history and folklore, Ravensdale Lodge Equestrian Trekking Centre is Irelands premier Equestrian facility. The centre enjoys an idyllic location against a backdrop of the Cooley Mountains.  Ravensdale Lodge has been designed with safety and comfort of both horse and handler in mind and is the perfect location for trekking and horse.


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