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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.

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Castlerock to Downhill Forest,

Short family cycle connecting Castlerock village and Downhill Forest

Musgrave Park,

This route explores attractive parkland with beautiful floral displays.

Antrim Town Loop,

Antrim is a great town for cycling with opportunities to explore the National Cycle Network and other traffic free paths. An excellent circular route exists around the town with traffic-free waterside cycling and walking the main attraction.

Dundrum Coastal Path,

A short coastal cycle with views across Dundrum Inner Bay

Gosford Forest Park,

Not only a fantastic cycle trail but a wonderful forest filled with incredible flora and fauna. The trail combines forest roads with two short sections of single track. The trail is suitable for cyclists with basic off-road cycling skills.

Newry to Slieve Gullion Courtyard,

Scenic route through the Ring of Gullion AONB.

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