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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

Barnett Demesne Mountain Bike Trails, Belfast

On the outskirts of Belfast, Barnett Demesne boasts mountain biking trails to suit all ages and abilities.

Castle Archdale Family Cycling Trail,

Situated 15km north west of Enniskillen, this 6 mile cycle route weaves its way through 230 acres of mature forest situated on the shores of Lower Lough Erne, enabling the cyclist to explore over 1000 years of history.

The Carleton Trail, Dungannon

Why not take a driving/walking tour along the scenic Carleton Trail, sign posted throughout the Clogher Valley, with many interesting heritage sites along the way. Carleton’s Cottage also features on the newly launched Clogher Valley. ?

Newtownabbey Way, Newtownabbey

Newtownabbey's new walking and cycling route is now complete, linking Corr’s Corner to the shores of Belfast Lough at Whiteabbey.

Claudy Country Park,

The park is sign-posted on the Cumber Road (B49), just outside the village of Claudy. The route follows the surfaced trails through the former grounds of Cumber House. A good firm surface stretches for a mile along rivers and through woodland.

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