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Things to do.....


Everyone has their own way to enjoy their vacation. Here are a few suggestons as to what is available in the area. It is by no means exhaustive and visitors are very welcome to leave their own suggestions.


Trout fishing is available at Island Derry Fishery, a privately owned lake, near Dromore. Tel 07859074424

Also at Corbet Lough, Banbridge Angling Club ( Rod liscence is necessary) This is very scenic with picnic area and play ground for the children. Boats can be hired on both lakes

Pony trekking....
Horse Riding

This is available at Mount Pleasant  Riding Centre in Castlewellan, 9 miles away.

45 minute trex   £15 for adults £14 for children

1 hour trek         £20 for adults £19 for children

2 hour trek       £38

All treks are through Castlewellan Forest Park. Open daily 10.00am

Phone 02843778651 


Wild adventures....

One Great Adventure in Castlewellan Forest Park have a range of adventures for all age groups. Cycling (bicycles available for hire), Electric bicycles with the option of taking children in a cart behind, canoeing, Kayak hire etc They offer a discount to guests in Grove Fort - Please ask when booking.


Canoe hire ( 2 persons)   Half day £20 Full day £30

Mountain bike hire             Half day £20 Full day £30

Kayak Hire (2 persons)    Half day £20 Full day £30

E bikes                                Half day £29 Full day £39

Above includes all equiptment and necessary safety briefing

 Bikes/E-Bikes can be delivered to  Grove Fort for use when you arrive at a cost of £5 per bike


Most of our guests visit the Giants Causeway and the Titanic Centre, but there are lots more local experiences to have, see Local Attractions. The Mourne Mountains are spectacular, 

Downpatrick and St Patricks Sites are worth a visit, 

the Bronte Homeland, the birthplace of the classic authors Charlotte and Emily are of interest to some people,

The historic towns of Hillsborough and Dromore are worth a visit

Cities of Belfast and Lisburn have lots to offer, including the Zoo and Linen Centre

The apple county of Armagh has its own attractions.

Grove Fort

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