Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is Sport Northern Ireland's National Outdoor Centre. It offers a range of one day and weekend courses in rock climbing skills, learning to lead and multi pitch climbing, Canadian canoeing, kayaking and sea kayaking, mountain biking, orienteering and coasteering. Courses can be organised for groups of 4 or more. We provide training at all levels, from introductory 'GO' type events, through to instructor and coach training and assessment. We are the sole provider of all high level mountaineering, rockclimbing, hillwalking and canoesport leader, instructor and coach training and assessment courses in Northern Ireland.
Hotrock Climbing Wall is situated at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre. At Hotrock there is a lead wall and a bouldering area. The lead wall is 9.5m high and 11m wide; the bouldering wall is 4.5m high and 10m wide. A campus board has been added to the bouldering area.
The climbing surfaces are made from a textured fibreglass medium with rock features. A range of bolt-on holds are also in use. The lead wall has over 40 routes ranging from easier slab lines to more technical and strenuous routes through the grades.
The bouldering area allows individuals to climb without a rope and offers a wide range of technical problems with crash matting to soften the impact of falls. The wall is designed to encourage maximum participation for all abilities.
One day climbing wall sessions are available at Hotrock Climbing Wall (tel +44(0)28 4372 5354)
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre provides a variety of skills and leadership courses for an extensive private and public sector client base. These services include one-day or residential conference facilities, corporate activity days, team-building courses and management development courses.
The centre offers a wide range of courses, with twin ensuite accommodation, a huge range of equipment, a number of climbing walls, high ropes course, indoor kayak rolling pool and all other facilities that you would expect of a state of the art facility. It is undoubtedly one of the best purpose built adventure sports facilities in the UK and Ireland.
Coverage:We are based on the northern edge of the Mourne Mountains, but provide courses throughout Ireland, UK and Europe.
Nearest bus stop:Newcastle
Nearest train station:Newry
Location / Directions
From Newcastle: Follow B 180 towards Newry. Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is approx 1.5 miles after Bryansford village on the left.
From Belfast: Follow A24 road towards Newcastle, immediately after Dundrum, turn right, following signs for Tollymore Forest Park. From Bryansford village, follow Newry Road. Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is approx 1.5 miles from Bryansford on the left.
From Dublin: Follow M1 to Newry. From Newry, follow A25 to Hilltown. After Hilltown, take a right (signposted Newcastle). Follow road and take the next left signposted Bryansford and Newcastle. Follow road for approximately 6 miles and Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is located on the right hand side.
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