Youth Club & Teams
The Cooley Mountains are the perfect place to explore! With two ridges separated by the valley of Glenmore, there’s plenty of unspoilt countryside to discover.
- Bronze Award / Silver Award:
Bronze Award Minimum Walking Distance is 24 km
Silver Award Minimum Walking Distance is 48 km
- Day 1The group will arrive at 9.30am on the first day and prepare a packed lunch, ready for hill walking.
The group will walk all day hopefully covering a distance of around 18 or 19 km
We will then have a dinner at the centre and relax for a while
At around 7pm the group will attend a classroom session where they will do map reading and plan the route for the following day
- Day 2
The group will have breakfast at the centre and then prepare themselves for hill walking
In the morning we will hopefully cover the remaining distance required by Gaisce for the Bronze award but for the Silver Award it will be a full days walking with a packed lunch.
Hot lunch at the centre for bronze award people only
As a reward for covering the Bronze Award distance early we will let the group do a multi activity session of their choice
If doing a third day they will have dinner, an evening activity session and overnight stay.
- Day 3 (Optional/Silver Award)
The group stay another day and do a full days activities with a lunch and depart at around 5 pm for home
The Silver award people will do a mornings walking and then have a multi activity session in the afternoon on the third day but only if the distance has been covered
Good to know
You’ll be treated to beautiful seascapes and panoramas from the mountain tops in all directions. Highlights include Carlingford Lough, the Mourne Mountains, Slieve Gullion and it’s Ring Dyke Hills, Camlough Mountain and Lake, Dundalk Bay, the ancient plains of Muirthemne and on a good clear day the Isle of Man. So come and explore all that the Cooley Mountains have to offer – you won’t be disappointed!
This is Irelands National Challenge Award, the countries’ most prestigious and respected individual award programme, and challenge from the President of Ireland to young people between 15-25 years of age.
Carlingford Adventure Center Can provide a suitable programme to comply with the Award.
What we provide
Professional guide and map.
What to bring
Trousers, Walking Boots, Small Rucksack, Plenty of warm clothes, a waterproof jacket & A Refillable Water Bottle.
Health & Safety
The ethos of the centre is to offer fun and challenging activities in a safe and friendly environment.
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