Rambles for people with limited mobility - Crawfordsburn Country Park, Coastal Rambles

Walking Route

Beautiful rambles in a superb setting overlooking Belfast Lough.

Allow a whole morning or afternoon.


1.4 (One Way) miles

Start Point:


Finish Point:


Point of interest:

The Viaduct, Quarry Port, Geology, Grey Point Fort

Nearest town:


OS map:

Sheet 15


Tarmac & gravel, few slopes


The most accessible parts of the Park are the shore pathways along Crawfordsburn and Helen's bay beaches, where broad, tarmac paths make the going easy.

To the east - at Crawfordsburn Beach the ramble must stop at the rocky headland because only a sandy track leads on, (though suitable for able walkers, the going does become steeper)

To the west - at the end of Helen's Bay the ramble ends at he junction of the paths, the left one of which leads to a narrow public road.

This walk is also suitable for people with limited mobility.


Visitor Centre: permanent and seasonal exhibitions, free leaflets and nature books for purchase. Audio tapes and braille leaflets of park facilitites and exhibition.
Toilets for disabled; picnic tables; self service restaurant: open 10am -4.30pm from Easter to end of Sept.
Scooters for free use are available for people with limited mobility capable of riding them. Booking is advised.

Accessible toilet facilities:


Accessible terrain:

All surfaces are sound (tarmac and gravel) and should present no difficulty

Accessible signage:

No - but audio tapes and braille leaflets of park facilities and exhibition are available.



Publication availability:


Getting to the start by car:

On the southern shore of Belfast Lough, about 12 miles from Belfast City Centre (via A2). Entrance is by way of Ballyrobert Road (B20) through the village of Crawfordsburn, after which a sharp left turn down Bridge Road South.

Getting to the start on foot:

There are also other pedestrian routes into the Park (e.g. Helen's Bay). It is clearly sign posted (brown signs) from other directions.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Bangor Visitor Information Centre
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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