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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.

Just Some Ideas

Newry to Slieve Gullion Courtyard,

Scenic route through the Ring of Gullion AONB.

The Carleton Trail, Dungannon

Why not take a driving/walking tour along the scenic Carleton Trail, sign posted throughout the Clogher Valley, with many interesting heritage sites along the way. Carleton’s Cottage also features on the newly launched Clogher Valley. ?

Omagh Riverside Path to Gortnagarn,

This 5.5 mile flat cycle route samples part of National Cycle Network 92 and takes in some of Tyrone's most tranquil scenery.

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.

Castle to Castle,

It's only 3 miles there and back… but what a 3 miles! An ancient castle, museums, a fantastic playpark and a neo-classical mans

Woodland Trail at Castle Ward,

Secret woodland trails and views over Strangford Lough

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