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Learn something new this summer

Posted on May 4, 2011 @ 3:52 PM in Adventure

Northern Ireland’s outdoors offer the opportunity to learn some really inspirational activities.  Sea kayaking, canoeing and hill walking are just some of those available over the next month.

Whether you are seeking to learn a new skill, improve you talents or rekindle your youth then it’s time to get out and sign up for some of the excellent courses available.

You’ll also get the chance to meet some like minded people and explore parts of Northern Ireland that you never even knew existed.  If only school had been like this!!

These are some of our top tips for ‘learn to’ skills courses over the next month:

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking is by far the best way to view Northern Ireland’s stunning coastline and sea loughs.  These long sleek craft are perfect for day trips and longer.  These courses will teach you the art of sea kayaking whilst taking in beautiful surroundings.

Mobile Team Adventure – 6 Week Sea Kayak Training Course – Strangford Lough 

Life – Sea Kayaking Skills 2 Day – Annalong

Clearsky Adventure Centre – Paddle Power for Adults – Castle Ward, Strangford Lough



You’re never too far away from a river or lough in Northern Ireland and what better way to explore the by canoe.  These canoe skills courses will teach you the necessary skills before embarking on your own trip on one of Northern Irelands Canoe Trails.

Activities Ireland – Introduction to canoe / kayak skills – Lower Bann

Life – Open Canoe Skills 2 Day – Annalong

Hill Walking

Hill Walking

There are 100’s of excellent walks throughout Northern Ireland, for a full range see our sister website 

These courses will equip you with the skills and confidence to get off the beaten track and enjoy the best of the Mournes, Sperrins or North Coast.

Activities Ireland – Introduction to Mountain Skills and Mountain Navigation – The Mournes

Life – Hill Walking Skills – Annalong – The Mournes

This blog only highlights what is available during the month of May but you rest assured these opportunities and many more activities such as sailing, rock climbing, mountain biking are available year round check out our Learn Something New section for more details. 



Chris Scott
Chris Scott

When not boring everyone about his little kids’ latest antics, Chris enjoys sailing and cycling, if only to offset his love of eating out and Marlborough Cabernet Sauvignon..

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