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Short Routes

You don’t have to cycle for miles and miles to enjoy cycling in Northern Ireland.

Country parks, forest parks, tow paths and disused railways are home to short cycle routes under 10 miles.  Many are traffic-free so therefore perfect for some family fun.

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Dundrum Coastal Path,

A short coastal cycle with views across Dundrum Inner Bay

Comber Greenway, Belfast

The Comber Greenway is a 7 mile traffic free section of the National Cycle Network which follows the old Belfast to Comber Railway line.

Crom,

Crom is one of Ireland's most important Nature Conservation areas, home to many rare species, including the elusive pine marten.

Gosford Forest Park,

Not only a fantastic cycle trail but a wonderful forest filled with incredible flora and fauna. The trail combines forest roads with two short sections of single track. The trail is suitable for cyclists with basic off-road cycling skills.

Castlerock to Downhill Forest,

Short family cycle connecting Castlerock village and Downhill Forest

Newry to Slieve Gullion Courtyard,

Scenic route through the Ring of Gullion AONB.

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