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Knockagh

From Carrickfergus Castle, go inland following Ellis Street, then Woodburn Road to take you to Knockagh Road passing Woodburn Forest (not signed for bicycles). By this time you will be at a height of 240m so don’t be surprised at having to push your bike at times! Knockagh Monument (a memorial to those killed during the two World Wars) is a spectacular landmark and is a popular place for picnics and photography. In the distance you can see the Copeland Islands, Bangor, Belfast harbour and, on a good day, the Mountains of Mourne. Return downhill to Greenisland where there is a footway beside the road if you choose. In Carrickfergus relax along the beautiful seafront beside the famous castle, where can look back up at Knockagh while enjoying a well deserved ice cream!

Public roads: On Public Road

Getting to the start: The Tourist Information Centre is located inside Carrickfergus Museum and Civic Centre on Antrim Street (Tel : +44 (0)28 9335 8000) or visit www.carrickfergus.org

Traffic: Heavy traffic at Belfast Road near Carrickfergus Castle and at Davy Street near Tesco. The remainder of the route is in quite roads.

Distance

11 miles

Terrain

step public roads

Point of interest

Knockagh Monument: spectacular landmark with great views of Copeland Islands, Bangor, Belfast harbour and, on a good day, the Mountains of Mourne.

Facilities

Toilet facilities available at Carrickfergus Harbour Car Park and the Carrickfergus Museum and Civic Centre on Antrim Street. Carrickfergus Castle on the Marine Highway is in the centre of Carrickfergus which is easily assessible from the train and bus station on Victoria Street and a number of public car parks are available to start your journey.

Publication

See causeway coast and glens booklet at http://www.causewaycoastandglens.com/Portals/2/downloads/ccg_cycling_guide2005.pdf

Publication availability

See causeway coast and glens booklet at http://www.causewaycoastandglens.com/Portals/2/downloads/ccg_cycling_guide2005.pdf

Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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Knockagh

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www.cycleni.com/55/knockagh/

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