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Bunkers Hill Walk, Cycle & Play Trail

Bunkers Hill is a small, recently felled forest at the egde of Castlewellan Town.  Developed in October 2014 this short circular trail is suitable for walking and family cycling only and incorporates 3 panoramic viewpoints.  

It is complemented by a Natural Play Trail for children aged between 4 and 11 years. The Play Trail is the first of its kind in Castlewellan and is made almost entirely out of natural materials.  It includes basket swings, a lookout tower, amphitheatre, story teller's chair and seats as well as a bespoke climbing wall.

Public roads: Off Public Road

Getting to the start:

Please note: there is no car parking onsite.

From the Main Street in Castlewellan town centre, drive onto Upper Square which borders a car park (there are public toilets available here). From Upper Square turn left or right (depending on the direction of travel) onto Circular Road - Castlewellan Community Centre is signposted from here. Travelling in a straight direction the road becomes 'Bunkers Hill'. On the left there is an Irish-speaking school called Bunscoil Bheanna Boirche. The entrance to Bunkers Hill is directly after this on the left.

Distance

1.2

Terrain

Gravel path

Point of interest

Views of the Mourne Mountains, Play Trail

Facilities

Natural Play Trail located at the start of the trail

Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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www.cycleni.com/2210/bunkers-hill-walk-cycle--play-trail/

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