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Wild River Dipping Experience

Tollymore Forest Park, Bryansford Road, Newcastle, County Down, BT33 0PR
Wild River Dipping Hiking

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Hike to the secret spots and immerse in the rivers of the Mourne Mountains. An activity that explores the trending cold water and wild swimming craze. Including hiking, wild dipping, forest bathing and cold water therapy. Our trained and highly experienced Mountain Leaders and cold water specialists guide you into the hidden landscapes of the Mourne Mountains to the spots we love the most. Visitors will experience how to safely and enjoyable enter the world of cold water therapy and wild swimming, whilst we take you through the fundamentals.

Our activity begins in Tollymore Forest park where we shall hike though forest and onto open mountain side. Your hike will last 45 minutes to 1 hour. We shall locate a dipping pool and run our fundamentals session for approximately 30 mins. Enjoy a warm tea and some banter post dip before returning through the forest to the carpark. The return hike should last 45 minutes.

Towels can be provided for £5 cleaning fee. Rain proof jackets can be provided for £10 rental charge.

Please park in the Tollymore Forest Carpark and meet us by the toilet block. You should see our branded landrover.


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  • On site parking


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Tollymore Forest Park, NewcastleTollymore Forest Park has panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the sea at Newcastle and is open to the public all year. Tollymore Forest covers an area of almost 630 hectares at the foot of the Mourne Mountains.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Coming from Belfast - Follow signs for Castlewellan. From Castlewellan follow signs for Newcastle. Turn off Newcastle Road for Bryansford. Before Bryansford take left onto Bryansford Road. Approximately 0.5 miles turn right into Tollymore Forest Park. Approximately 1 hour 10 mins

Coming from Newry - Follow signs for Hilltown. Through Hilltown and follow signs for Newcastle. Through Bryansford and turn right onto Bryansford Road. Approximately 0.5 miles turn right into Tollymore Forest Park. Approximately 40 minutes.

Public Transport Directions

Take bus to Newcastle Bus Station. Take Public Bus to Bryansford Gate entrance to Tollymore Forest Park.

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