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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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Castle Archdale Family Cycling Trail,

Situated 15km north west of Enniskillen, this 6 mile cycle route weaves its way through 230 acres of mature forest situated on the shores of Lower Lough Erne, enabling the cyclist to explore over 1000 years of history.

Dundrum Coastal Path,

A short coastal cycle with views across Dundrum Inner Bay

Castlerock to Downhill Forest,

Short family cycle connecting Castlerock village and Downhill Forest

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.

Newtownabbey Way, Newtownabbey

Newtownabbey's new walking and cycling route is now complete, linking Corr’s Corner to the shores of Belfast Lough at Whiteabbey.

Musgrave Park,

This route explores attractive parkland with beautiful floral displays.

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