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Paddleboarding in the Mountains

19th July 2020
Stand up paddleboarding on Lough Shannagh Stand up paddleboarding on Lough Shannagh

Stand up Paddleboarding in the mountains? Lough Shannagh (or the Lough of the Fox), is a corrie lake on the southern side of the Mournes in County Down and lies at 390m at the foot of Carn Mountain. It is the largest body of water in that range and rests on a high plateau. It can be reached by an old drover’s road.

It is certainly a unique spot for Stand Up Paddleboarding but that is what Wild Mountain Adventures are offering on Sunday 9th August. Petra Armstrong and her friends Cathy Reavy and Hannah McKnight are all qualified mountain leaders and set up Wild Mountian Adventures NI to give others the experience of all the kinds of adventures that they do regular basis. Among those ventures are the North Coast Challenge and From Couch to Donard (the highest mountain in the Mournes) 10-week fitness plan.

The price includes paddleboard, buoyancy aid a complimentary photo and video footage. You do have to be able to walk the rough track up to the Lough and for those not familiar with the mountains, there is the option of a package including a guided hike to Lough Shannagh

More info here

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down.

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