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Awesome Adventures, a new outdoor activity provider, at Glencar Lake Sligo/Leitrim only 5 miles from Sligo Town offering Kayaking, Canoeing, Gorge Rambling, Hiking, Cycling, Whitewater Rafting, Surf Rafting, Teambuilding and soon to come, Archery.
Awesome Adventures playground is in the Glencar Valley Co. Sligo/Leitrim with its world famous Glencar Water Fall, a more perfect location you could not ask for. Glencar Lake is nestled between Truskmore Mountain and Kings Mountain on the north side and the Crockauns and Cope’s Mountains on the south side, with the Atlantic Ocean visible to the west.
This amazing valley was carved out by the last ice age hence you can find some Flora and Fauna Species here which exist nowhere else in the world. The Glencar Valley is a really special place for hillwalking, paddling and cycling. While hiking along the edge of Kings Mountain overlooking the valley, you will be left in total awe at this amazing landscape. The mountains are only 647m above sea level so a hike is not as strenuous as people might think.
Some of the most incredible views can also be had from the lake while Canoeing, Kayaking or having some fun on the rafts. Awesome Adventures have a full range of kayaks, canoes and rafts, plus experienced coach’s to bring you safely out on the water, should it be for lessons, fun or just to take in those incredible views. Awesome Adventures operates from the Old Boathouse which has a slipway and a large car park.
The Boathouse is only 5 miles from Sligo Town which gives very easy access to this adventure paradise. If you are not into hiking or kayaking you can avail of Awesome Adventures Cycle hire, with a range of mountain bikes to take you around the loop of this wonderful unspoilt area, with its views overlooking the valley and woodland with its famous tree planting design of a “celtic symbol”.
The Glencar valley has just opened a new walk which brings you to view the highest water fall in Ireland and there is also a newly built Tea house/café right beside the Boathouse, this along with the public toilets and free car parking make this area a real attraction not to be missed while visiting the northwest.
Awesome Adventures also run other adventures in the area like Sea Kayaking on the rugged Wild Atlantic Way where there are numerous caves and coves to be explored plus the seal colony which can be viewed in Ballisodare bay.
There is also Gorge Rambling in the mountain rivers where you can choose from easy to extreme. Gorge Rambling takes a real team effort where participants walk and sometimes crawl upstream against the powerful flow of a river, scrambling up waterfalls only to jump back down, so you can do it again and again. It is one of the most refreshing and exhilarating things you can do and it gives you a great sense of achievement.
Awesome Adventures also run Lake kayak/canoe camping tours in various parts of Ireland, these tours can be from one night right up to ten nights. The tours would take place on Lough Erne or the Shannon.
In Winter Awesome Adventures run Whitewater Rafting on Sligo’s mountain rivers which are grade 3 and 4, this half day action packed, adrenalin pumping river trip takes you down water falls.