From the small village Katesbridge the route follows
the line of a former railway with the Bann River
meandering off to your right. Many of the railway bridges are well preserved and can be seen as you cycle along before crossing the river and heading uphill to meet the main Castlewellan road. This road carries fast moving traffic at times but a short detour to the award winning Corbet Lough is well worthwhile. From here you continue to climb into the Dromara foothills before turning right about half a mile outside the village of Waringsford.
At the next crossroads turn right, then right again at a
garage and then immediately right into Fedany Road.
This road brings you onto a ridge from where you can
see as far as the Belfast Hills to the north and the
Mourne range to the south. It’s mainly downhill from
here before re-crossing the Castlewellan road again just before Katesbridge.
Public roads: On Public Road
Getting to the start:
Local service operate from Banbridge to Katesbridge see www.translink.co.uk for more detail
Follow the A1 south from Belfast to Banbridge and then take the A50 heading towards Castlewellan.
Traffic: Normal road traffic
Point of interest:Katesbridge
Facilities:Refreshments are available at McCoys filling station just before you enter the village of Katesbridge.
Accessibility information:Corbet Lough has recently been updated to allow easier access to wheelchair users.
Publication:Armagh and Down Cycling Guide
Publication availability:Banbridge Tourist information Centre
- Free (parking charges may apply)
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