About Tipperary Wood
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Set at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, this Scout campsite allows scouts from everywhere to enjoy the benefits of Scouting in the surroundings of the County Down countryside.
Tipperary Wood Campsite
1st Newcastle Scout Group
Newcastle, Co. Down,
Set at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, this Scout campsite allows scouts from everywhere to enjoy the benefits of Scouting in the surroundings of the County Down countryside. The 2 acre site sits on the banks of the Shimna River and has been developed from an open field site to one which has cooking, shower and toilet facilities together with secure fencing.
Trees enclose the site which is within easy walking distance of the town of Newcastle while also being within walking distance of mountains, forests, beaches and everything you need for a camp or for developing your badge work.
Location: Google Map (the sausage shaped field in the middle of the map). Zoom out to see Newcastle.
The Tipperary wood site can accommodate approximately 100 campers and the facilities are as follows:
- Toilet block, with 2 x hot and cold showers heated via wood burning stove.
- Kitchen area with double sink and twin burner gas cooker.
- Internal 12 volt solar power lighting.
- Use of 240v 3 kw petrol generator.
The site is charged out at £2 per person per night subject to £25 minimum charge.
Booking is for private use of the whole campsite.
7, The Shopping Centre, Main Street,
Newcastle BT33 0AD
Tel: (028) 4372 2512
(10.00am - 5.00pm Tues - Sat)
(Any enquiries can be made to this number)
PAYMENT IN FULL TO BE MADE 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
Tent & Sleeping Bag Hire
Highpoint (028) 4377 0714 can provide tents and sleeping bags as you require,please contact them directly for details.
Newcastle is a seaside town set at the foot of the Mountains. The town provides everything you would expect in a holiday resort. Added to this the County Down area is blessed with endless natural beauty and is a great base for a whole range of both outdoor and indoor activities. From Beachcombing to Hillwalking and Pony Trekking to abseiling and canoeing. Everything you need is quite literally on your doorstep.
The following websites and contact numbers will give you just some of the things that you can take part in:
Tourist Information: www.kingdomsofdown.com
Highpoint - www.mountainandwater.com (028) 4377 0714
Tollymore Mountain Centre (028) 4372 2158
Newry - (028) 3025 2233
Lisburn - (029) 9260 2233
Swimming PoolsDownpatrick - (028) 4461 3426
Lisburn - (029) 9260 2233