DISTANCE

2.4 miles

ROUTE TYPE

Loop

Castlewellan Green Trail

Down

One of Northern Ireland's most famous lakes, a stunning Victorian Castle, incredible panoramic views and flowing singletrack; all just minutes from the lively village of Castlewellan. Castlewellan Forest Park boasts all of this and more. With green, blue and red grade trails (including black options) Castlewellan is a must-visit for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities.

DISTANCE

2.4 miles

ROUTE TYPE

Loop

OS MAP

29

GRID REFERENCE

J336364

COUNTY

Down

NEAREST TOWN

Castlewellan

LANDSCAPE

Forest

TERRAIN

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ON/OFF PUBLIC ROAD

Off Public Road

DIFFICULTY

Green

TRAIL INFORMATION

This gentle circular trail hugs the lakeshore and passes past under the shadow of Castlewellan Castle. The biking is very easy with only one slight gradient incline on the north side of the lake. This wide trail is ideal for young families and/or those giving mountain biking a go for the very first time.

TRAIL INFORMATION

This gentle circular trail hugs the lakeshore and passes past under the shadow of Castlewellan Castle. The biking is very easy with only one slight gradient incline on the north side of the lake. This wide trail is ideal for young families and/or those giving mountain biking a go for the very first time.

GETTING TO THE START

From Belfast take the A24 towards Newcastle and turn off at Clough Village onto the A25 road to Newry. Castlewellan town is approximately 8 kilometres from this junction and the Forest Park entrance is signposted off the main street.
  • Facilities
    Forest Park facilities include car, minibus and coach parking, fully accessible toilets and The Grange cafe. Please note the cafe is open at weekends from Easter to end of June and throughout September. Open daily during July and August
  • Getting to the Start
    From Belfast take the A24 towards Newcastle and turn off at Clough Village onto the A25 road to Newry. Castlewellan town is approximately 8 kilometres from this junction and the Forest Park entrance is signposted off the main street.
  • Traffic Information
    May encounter Forest Service vehicles or timber lorries. During the fishing season (March to November) may also encounter cars belonging to anglers
  • Bike Hire Providers
    Life Adventure Centre Life HQ, The Grange Yard, Castlewellan Forest Park, Castlewellan Email: iwant@onegreatadventure.com Phone: +44 (0) 28 437 70714 http://www.onegreatadventure.com
  • Accessible Facilities
    Disabled access parking for cars, minibuses and coaches is available at the main car park and car parking only at the smaller lake side car park. The toilets are immediately adjacent to the main car park.

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