All Out Trekking at Gosford Forest Park Opens for Summer

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An inclusive outdoor experience for people to access the walking and mountain bike trails at Gosford Forest Park using four wheeled, electric all terrain buggies.

This exciting new initiative delivered by Disability Sport NI and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council provides an inclusive opportunity for disabled and non-disabled people and those with long term health conditions to get out into the heart of a beautiful woodland and access Gosford Forest Park’s walking and mountain biking trails together.

The project is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom and Ireland using the Terrain Hopper and Quadrix all-terrain buggies that are suitable for people with a disability, long term health condition or restricted mobility to access off-road terrains. We also have joystick options of both the Quadrix & Terrainhoppers, which may prove more suitable for anyone with reduced hand/arm function. We also welcome non-disabled people to try the experience especially alongside friends and family members with a disability.

***All Out Trekking will re-open on 1st July 2021.***
Session Days: Thursdays and Saturdays (pre-booking is essential) from July – September 2021
Times: Either 11am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-3.00pm
Cost: £20 per person for a standard 1.5hr session which includes: safety briefing, skills practice and trail time. (Family or group rate is £70 for 4 people).
Group Size: 4 people plus the guide

Where: Gosford Forest Park (6 miles from the City of Armagh) Enter into the Forest Park off the Gosford Rd, drive past the main car park site, go straight at 1st mini roundabout, then take a Right at the 2nd mini roundabout, as you travel down the hill, you should see the ‘All Out Trekking’ sign on your Left hand side, take a Left down the fenced lane way into the Car Park at the All Out Trekking project store.

Restrictions: Lower age limit is 12 years of age and all participants must be at least 5ft tall. In addition to this there is a 110KG/17 Stone weight limit on the Quadrix and a 160KG/25 Stone weight limit on the Terrain Hopper.

What does a session consist of?: Arrival at AOT, Welcome by AOT Guide, Complete documentation, Introduction to buggies (either TerrainHopper for Walking Trails or Quadrix for MTB Trails), Equipment familiarisation, Clothing check (safety helmets, glasses & gloves supplied), Courtyard session, Field Skill Drills, Trails (if competency levels are suitable), return to AOT store.

For safety/insurance reasons, all sessions are led by an experienced All Out Trekking Guide and we ask that if you require assistance in transferring that you bring a family member/carer with you who is able to support you with this. We also ask that if you are able to wear a mask, that you bring one with you for the introductory part of the session.

All Out Trekking is suitable for families as well as small groups, however it is important to speak with us early if you are considering booking a session to ensure that the activity is suitable for your party.

To enquire please contact Disability Sport NI on:
Tel: 079 6845 2406

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