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Top Tips for Adventure in the Sperrins

The Sperrins is quickly becoming the adrenaline capital of Ireland. Better known for its rural landscapes, culture and folklore a new wave of adrenaline inducing activities have put the area firmly on the radar of adventure mad couples and groups of mates.

Be sure to check out our extensive list of activity events and activity experiences in the Sperrins. No experience required, no specialist equipment needed, you don’t need a big group or lots of organisation.  Just make a quick call or email to the activity providers to begin your adventure.

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The Jungle NI in Moneymore has quickly become one of Ireland’s top outdoor entertainment facilities.  Their specialty is Zorbing, pragmatically described as climbing into a giant inflatable PVC ball and bouncing down a hill – it’s certainly an adrenaline rush you’ll never forget.

The Jungle NI is also home to Ireland’s first Tree Top Adventure Course, this high wire activity course reaches heights of 60 foot above the ground.  Feel you’re knees wobble and watch your knuckles go white as you negotiate your way through 40 elements including zip lines, bridges, scramble nets, tunnels, tarzan swings, and a death defying powerfan descent; the course is sure to bring out the Tarzan or Jane in you!!  Check out our blog for a first hand account.

For some high octane fun on two wheels head to the purpose built mountain bike trails at Davagh Forest.  Located approximately 6 miles north west of Cookstown, Davagh Forest offers 3km of green and 7.5km of blue trail perfect for beginners.  The more experienced can take on the impressive 16km red trail including fast singletrack descents and a number of challenging rock slabs features that will be hard to forget!

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Wild Geese Skydiving Centre offers a view of the Sperrins from a whole new perspective, providing you keep your eyes open.  A tandem skydive from around 10,000 feet will give you one minute free fall and five minutes descent under the canopy.

Just outside the Sperrins but close enough for association Todds Leap offers an electrifying range of adrenaline pursuits and extreme adventures.  This ultimate adventure destinations offers 4x4 off road driving, clay pigeon shooting, paintball, body zorbing, freefall dropzone, zip line and many more activities.  Find out how OutdoorNI got on when they visited Todds Leap in their blog's 'Flying High at Todds Leap Adventures (Part 1)' and 'Heading Off-Road Todds Leap Adventures (Part 2)'.

Make a Break of it! 

With so many great outdoor activities happening in Northern Ireland it makes sense to create a short break around the fun! 

From chic, city boutique hotels to rustic rural retreats and from self-catering apartments to outdoor glamping, Northern Ireland has a wonderful variety of accommodation for all tastes & budgets!

To book a short break or to find out about Northern Ireland’s visitor attractions, accommodation and things to do, visit discovernorthernireland.com

 

 

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