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Islandmagee

Spectacular coastal scenery, rolling green hills. This cycle route can be challenging at points but the extra effort is well rewarded by the dramatic views out to Scotland and interesting historival sights on Islandmagee Peninsula.

County

Antrim

Nearest Town

Larne

Route Type

Coastal

AONB

Other Area

Grid Ref (Start)

D416024

Distance

17 miles

OS Map

9, 15

Route Shape

Circular

On/Off Road

On Public road

Grid Ref (End)

D416024

terrain

Some steep sections. Well surfaced tarmac roads.

route description

This cycling route takes you to popular Brown's Bay Beach.

Bay which has a very pleasant coastal walk and is also good

for swimming. Further on, you take the road to the picturesque

secluded fishing harbour of Port Muck which is at the foot of

a very steep road. Islandmagee which is a peninsula and not

actually an island has a host of interesting historical sites, is

popular for horse-riding and has good coastal walking paths

north of Whitehead.

getting to the start

To most exciting way to get to Islandmagee is to take the short ferry ride from Larne. The boats, called the Mary-Ann or the Adrienne, depart from Larne harbour close to the main ferry terminal and the journey takes only one minute. Take care when embarking and disembarking with your bicycle. For sailing times of the ferries telephone 028 2827 4085.

traffic

Very little traffic on these quiet country roads

facilities

Toilets and refreshments can be found at Port Muck, Mullaghboy and Whitehead.

information for People with a Disability

Tarmac Roads. Some challenging hill sections.

available publications

Causeway Coast and Glens Cycle Leaflet

Sustrans Shop

Links

www.causewaycoastandglens.com
www,sustransshop.co.uk

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