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Off-roading is the new way to experience the landscape of Ashford Castle this summer


Ashford Castle is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Off Roading Experience for guests to enjoy. With two challenging courses, this promises to be a exciting way to explore the Ashford estate and the wider surrounds, taking in some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery along the route.

Olympian David O’Loughlin designed two courses for guests to experience. The Ashford Castle estate course is a taster 1.5 hour course set on the grounds of the Ashford Castle. The Discover Connemara course is a full day experience taking approximately 7 hours to cover the terrain in Derroura Forest Park, the gateway to Connemara.

Participants will learn how to manoeuvre their vehicle across the challenging terrain for this action packed experience. Put driving skills to the test over natural and purpose built obstacles such as the bumpy ‘Rock Garden’ and the ‘Tipping Point’ triangle.  The course also offers a deep water crossing, rut driving, descents and ascents and side slope driving manoeuvres in Derroura forest for the ultimate challenge.

The Ashford Castle Off Roading Experience is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and be immersed in the rugged landscape of Cong. This unique activity that can be tailored to suit individuals, families, party or corporate groups and experience levels, from first timers to advanced drivers overseen by expert instructors.

The experience is also available to non-residents or can be added on to an existing reservation. Prices start at €425.00 for two people. For further information and booking enquiries, visit www.ashfordcastle.com or phone 094 9546003.