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Cycle NI - Your definitive guide to cycling in Northern Ireland
Belfast Lough
Route Location

Belfast Lough

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

CountyAntrimDistance7 miles
Nearest TownWhiteabbeyOS Map15
Route TypeCoastal, Riverside, UrbanRoute ShapeLinear
AONBAntrim Coast & GlensGrid Ref (Start)J360830
Public RoadsOff Public RoadGrid Ref (End)J360830


Flat, coastal route.
Well surfaced purpose built cycle paths.

Point of Interest

Hazelbank Park
Clarendon Dock
Lagan Weir

Route Description

After starting at Whiteabbey use the coastal walking and cycling path from Coastguard Cottages, calling at the pleasant Hazelbank Park.

The route then runs on a path parallel to the motorway where you can observe the birds of Belfast Lough from special bird watching hides. The cycle lanes take you through Duncrue Industrial Estate and onto Clarendon Dock where new businesses thrive alongside the old dry docks, where ships were once repaired. On arrival in Belfast, visit the Lagan Weir and learn about the history of the river Lagan and the Titanic. Return north along the same route or take the train to Whiteabbey.

Getting to the Start

Translink runs a regular train service from Belfast central station to Whiteabbey. More inform ation can be found on

Whiteabbey is situated on the National Cycle Network Route 93.

By car: Leave Belfast on the M2 North and continue straight joining the M5 towards Carrickfergus. This Motorway soon ends and becomes the A2 as you enter Whiteabbey. The National Cycle Network paths will be on the right by the coastline.


Traffic-free cycle paths


Refreshments and toilet facilities available along route. Shops and cafes also along route.

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

This route is along flat, purpose built cycle paths. For more information contact Belfast City Welcome Centre on: 028 9024 6609

Available Publication

Causeway Coast and Glens Cycle Leaflet


Cycle Hire

Bryson LaganSports
2 Rivers Edge, 13 Ravenhill Road, Belfast
Phone: +44(0)28 9046 1711
Ireland Ecotours
Tiranagher, Belleek, Co.Fermanagh
Phone: 028 686 59171 Mob: 07592208716


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