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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

Antrim to Randalstown,

This route takes in a small section of the Loughshore Trail (NCN Route 94) from Antrim to Randalstown with views of a spectacular railway viaduct, the River Maine and the ajoining parklands of Shanes Castle.

Dundrum Coastal Path,

A short coastal cycle with views across Dundrum Inner Bay

Newry to Slieve Gullion Courtyard,

Scenic route through the Ring of Gullion AONB.

Carnfunnock Country Park,

This small slice of the National Cycle Network just might be the most fun-packed.

Ballycarton Wood/Binevenagh trail,

A short linear route from Ballycarton Wood, along the forest track through Binevenagh Forest. Undulating track offers great views of the cliffs and glimpses of Lough Foyle, Magilligan and Benone Strand.

Downhill Beach also lies in the area.

Poets Trail : Ballykeel Loop,

Bask in the natural beauty of south Armagh, whilst learning about the Ulster Cultural Revival of the early nineteenth Century.

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