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Cycling in Barnett Demesne


With parks and cycle ways, get on your bike and explore Belfast City and Greater Belfast!

Places To Visit

Botanic Gardens,

This route explores an historic city park with many interesting features, buildings and botanical collections.


Belfast's former water supply is now home to many birds and wildfowl. A popular place for local people.

Ormeau Park,

Begin at the car park beside Ormeau Recreation Centre, take the leafy path to the right and let the traffic fade away. The main looping route goes for 1.2 miles from the Ormeau Gates, over to the Ravenhill entrance and back to the car park.

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.


Circular cycle route from Carrickfergus Castle to Knockagh Monument then return downhill to Carrickfergus via Greenisland.

Bog meadows,

Approximatley 3km of "access for all" paths wind their way through a mosaic of reedbeds,wet meadows, ponds, woodlands, streams and hedgerows. This is an ideal spot for bird watchers be they novice or dedicated enthusiast.

Loughshore Trail,

A fully signposted bi-directional 113 mile cycle route that encircles Lough Neagh

Lagan and Lough Cycle Way,

A 21 mile mostly traffic-free route connecting Jordanstown, Belfast and Lisburn.

Musgrave Park,

This route explores attractive parkland with beautiful floral displays.

Victoria Park,

Victoria park is an historic park, surrounded by modern infrastructure, and is an oasis for wildlife

Belmont Park,

A circular route through a semi-wild space in east Belfast.

It includes a network of paths which lead through grassland, wildflower meadows and copses of bluebells and trees.


This route explores attractive parkland with contains a bowling green, tennis courts, soccer pitches and a cycling and BMX track.

Belfast Lough,

A flat section of National Cycle Network along the shoreline of Belfast Lough taking in views of a truely historic shipyard.

Newtownabbey Way, Newtownabbey

Walking and cycling route linking Corr’s Corner to the shores of Belfast Lough at Whiteabbey.

Lisburn's City Cycle Route, Lisburn

Relatively flat ride through the Lagan Valley

Lagan Valley Ride, Lisburn

Following quiet roads this ride heads west towards Moira through the Lagan Valley crossing the river three times and the motorway four! The ride also follows NCN Route 9 for half its length.

Maze, Moira and Maghaberry, Lisburn

Following quiet roads this ride heads west towards Moira then steady climbing to Maghaberry. Some steep descents with sharp bends before returning to Lisburn on the Lagan Towpath. Also includes a short section with busy fast-moving traffic

To Lough Neagh and Back, Lisburn

A challenging ride in parts, which passes through the flatlands to the west of Lisburn to reach Lough Neagh then climbs the lower slopes of the Belfast Hills before descending sharply back into Lisburn.

By The Broadwater and Sandy Bay, Moira, Craigavon

This ride links the former Lagan Canal to Lough Neagh then returns following part of the route of the former Antrim to Lisburn railway line between Glenavy and Upper Ballinderry

The Downshire Trail, Hillsborough

This ‘lumpy’ ride linking Hillsborough and Moira is rewarding in places with great views over the Lagan Valley and Belfast Hills whilst following in the footsteps of the Marquis of Downshire.

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