Shepherd's Lodge Mountain Centre is situated in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains at the very edge of Donard Wood at Newcastle, Co Down and overlooking Dundrum Bay. Get there through Newcastle, past Donard Car Park, following the route to Greenhill YMCA. At the latter, take the left fork and keep the caravan park on the right. Shepherd's Lodge is the very last building on the track. Sign posts will guide you along the way!
The Lodge and surrounding areas are ideal for residential and team building activities as well as hill walking, camp craft, bouldering, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking , rock climbing and abseiling for groups using their own leaders or engaging skilled leaders through BB House or Ganaway.
Shepherd's Lodge is owned by the Belfast Battalion of The Boys' Brigade and is available to non-BB youth groups and schools as well as BB units.
In managing the centre The Boys' Brigade seek to provide a neutral and non-threatening environment and to encourage the development of responsible citizenship by facilitating activities to enhance self awareness, self esteem and an awareness of and respect for different cultures and beliefs.
Accommodation consists of:
- 5 bedrooms (accommodating for 26)
- Showers and washrooms
- Disabled toilet
- Kitchen, dining room/meeting room.