Activities

If you are seeking a fun outdoor learning adventure in Donegal then look no further than Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre.

Adventure activities and outdoor education courses take place within our woodland and on Gartan Lough.

We use the nearby Derryveagh Mountains and the splendid Donegal coastline for our sea kayaking, surfing and ‘Coastabout’ courses. Many of our sailing and windsurfing courses are also held at the coast.

Archery

Archery

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a Robin Hood? Why not come and put yourself to the test

Gorge Walking

Gorge Walking

Gorge walking involves the navigation and ascent of mountain gorges and rivers, using climbing and river safety and rescue techniques.

Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoeing is the ideal way to explore the beautiful and historic Gartan Lough. Suitable for all ages and abilities, there

Coasteering

Coasteering

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Rockclimbing

Rockclimbing

We offer climbing on both our indoor heated climbing wall and on various crags throughout the county and along the

Hill Walking

Hill Walking

We offer hill walking for absolute beginners to those looking to be guided up more adventurous routes. Situated in the

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking is one of our most popular activities and is suitable for children as young as five to adults who’ve

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

We offer mountain biking as an activity to beginners and more experienced riders. We have our own introductory track on

Mud Run

Mud Run

Gartan have recently redesigned the original mudrun to the muddiest run of all! We like to keep it a secret

Orienteering

Orienteering

Develop navigation skills in order to find your way from set point to set point, in woodland and open country

Powerboating

Powerboating

Gartan provides powerboat training in accordance with the Irish Sailing Association’s National Powerboat Syllabus. We offer courses ranging from complete

Raft Building

Raft Building

A fun activity which develops teamwork and leadership skills. Participants are given materials to build a raft which they must

Sailing

Sailing

Gartan offers courses in sailing for complete beginners to those striving to become instructors. Our sailing lessons take place on

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

Donegal has some of the most spectacular coastline in the world so why not explore the Wild Atlantic Way and

Surfing

Surfing

Donegal has some of the most spectacular rugged coastline in the world making it a top surf destination. You’re almost

Paddlesurf

Paddlesurf

Donegal has some of the most spectacular rugged coastline in the world making it a top surf destination. You’re almost

Whitewater Kayaking

Whitewater Kayaking

The northwest offers some of the most spectacular whitewater paddling in Ireland. Gartan’s central location is the ideal base for

Windsurfing

Windsurfing

Gartan offers courses in windsurfing for complete beginners to those striving to become instructors. Our windsurfing lessons take place on