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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.

Just Some Ideas

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.

Castlerock to Downhill Forest,

Short family cycle connecting Castlerock village and Downhill Forest

Musgrave Park,

This route explores attractive parkland with beautiful floral displays.

Newry to Slieve Gullion Courtyard,

Scenic route through the Ring of Gullion AONB.

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.

Belfast Lough,

A flat section of National Cycle Network along the shoreline of Belfast Lough taking in views of a truely historic shipyard.

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