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East Coast Adventure Centre

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Knockbarragh Mountain Centre, Lower Knockbarragh Road, Rostrevor, Down, Northern Ireland
T: +44(0)2841753535

With our mountain centre nestled in the Mourne Mountains and our water sports centres on the shores of Carlingford Lough in Warrenpoint, East Coast Adventure provides the perfect setting for any outdoor pursuits or team building ...

With our mountain centre nestled in the Mourne Mountains and our water sports centres on the shores of Carlingford Lough in Warrenpoint, East Coast Adventure provides the perfect setting for any outdoor pursuits or team building experience.

With 40 superb adventure and team building activities, top quality food and accommodation and over 20 years experience delivering outdoor adventure and team building programmes, it’s not hard to see why East Coast Adventure is regarded as Ireland’s premier adventure and team building provider.

Our Mountain Centre “Knockbarragh” in the Mourne Mountains just 5 miles outside the quiet village of Rostrevor caters for groups looking for a secluded, safe environment to experience the great outdoors. Within 30 minutes drive from Knockbarragh, East Coast Adventure has access to Kilbroney, Tollymore and Castlewellan Forest parks, not to mention the Castlewellan Lake, Strangford Lough, Newry Canal and Carlingford Lough, providing us with a wealth of raw materials and natural resources.

The Mountain Centre “Knockbarragh” or Rostrevor House as many of our customers call it, boasts over 70 beds under one roof, camping for 40 people, 2 common rooms, a BBQ area, balcony & games barn.

The centre is also equipped with a dedicated office for leaders to stay in touch with the outside world, complete with wireless internet access, PC and printer. All our adventure programmes are fully catered. Bed linen, duvets and pillows are also provided for all residential visits.

A short drive from Knockbarragh takes you to our water sports headquarters in Warrenpoint, the birth place of East Coast Adventure centre, locally known as “Warrenpoint Baths”. From here groups can enjoy a whole host of adventure on Carlingford Lough, from kayaking, Banana Boating, Jet Skiing, Pier Jumping and canoeing to name just a few. The baths are also equipped with changing rooms, showers, stores and private patio area, not to mention the large salt water swimming pool, one of the last remaining in Northern Ireland.

The Mourne Mountains offer us great opportunities for Rock-climbing, Abseiling, Hill walking, Bouldering, Mountain Biking, orienteering and scrambling. From gentle waters of the Blue Lough to the lofty summits of Slieve Donard, the Mourne Mountains have it all.
A quick paddle across the Carlingford Lough takes you to our Carlingford Adventure Centre at Carlingford Sailing Club, specialising in large day groups such as transition year adventure trips, youth clubs and school tours. We also work closely with the Foy Centre to provide top quality budget accommodation and catering.

Stag and Hen groups in Carlingford can enjoy many different activities with East Coast Adventure, from kayaking and banana boating to Rock Climbing and archery. If you are a Stag or Hen group looking for somewhere to stay, Carlingford accommodation will have the perfect solution for you and your group or family. Whether it’s a quiet hideaway for a peaceful weekend or an apartment in the heart of the action, Carlingford Accommodation will help you feel at home.

Mobile Team Adventure Unit
In addition to our main activity centres, we can also come to you with our mobile team adventure unit. Depending on your location we can provide kayaking, canoeing, team building, banana boating, power boating, Jet Skiing and archery, bringing the adventure to your doorstep.

Available Programmes
Day Adventure and Team Building Programmes
Residential Adventure and Team Building Programmes
Survival Programmes
Stag and Hen Residential Adventure and Non-residential Programmes
BCU Canoe Sport Qualifications
Princes Trust Programmes
GAISCE Programmes
Duke of Edinburgh Programmes
BETEC Sports Development Programmes
RYA Jet Ski Certificate of Competence (PWC)
Corporate Team Development and Training Programmes
Company Away Days
School Tours and Trips
"Beat the Cyber Bully" Sessions
Available Activities
Kayaking / Canoeing
Jet Skiing Rides
Banana Boating
Raft Building
Team Building
Leave no trace
Wet Bouldering
Rock Climbing
Rope Traversing
Hill Walking
Gorge Walking
Camp Craft
Sports For All
Eco Trails
Speed Boat Rides
Crab Fishing
Mountain Biking the new Rostrevor Trails
Evening Activities
Talent Shows
Movie Nights
Crab Fishing
Beach Combing
Camp Fires
Adventure Walks
Treasure Hunts
Night Lines
Obstacle Courses

Safety and Insurance
All East Coast Adventure staff are fully qualified and experienced in the activities they coach and lead, the kitchen staff and bus drivers are first aid trained. East Coast Adventure has a strict vetting policy for all its employees. We are fully insured and details of insurance are available on request. East Coast Adventure has stringent health and safety policies and, as a result, an impeccable safety record.