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Castle Ward Shore Trail

This wide flat linear trail is suitable for all abilities. The trail has a smooth consistent surface and no physical barriers. As it is ‘multi-use’, as well as other cyclists, expect horses and walkers and a range of other users.

County

Down

Nearest Town

Strangford

Route Type

Coastal

AONB

Strangford Lough

Grid Ref (Start)

J575497

Distance

1.2 miles

OS Map

21

Route Shape

Linear

On/Off Road

Off Public road

Grid Ref (End)

J575497

terrain

This trail has a smooth, flat surface. It is at least 1.5m wide at all times. There is a turning circle at the end of the trail.

route description

Starting in the Shore Car Park, this wide and flat trail follows the shore of Strangford Lough from the farm yard to Audley's Quay. Accessible to everyone, the trail has a smooth consistent surface with no physical barriers. On reaching Audley's Quay, users should turn and retrace their steps back to the farm yard.

Expect other users on this trail traveling in both directions. This may include -

- Horses

- Walkers of all abilities

- A range of bikes including tandems, trikes, and bikes with tag a long trailers behind

- Wheelchair users and mobility scooters

Please do not take dogs with you while cycling

KEEP LEFT on this trail at all times.

getting to the start

Parking is available at the Shore Car Park within Castle Ward Demesne.

traffic

NA

facilities

Parking, toilets, tea rooms, bike shop, bike hire, specialist equipment hire including tandems, tag-a-longs, trikes, wheelchairs and mobility scooters and a wheelchair tandem.

information for People with a Disability

This is an all ability trail. As such it is - - Wide - up to 1.5m at all times - Flat at all times It has - - No physical barriers - Good lines of sight at all times

available publications

Castle Ward Trail Guide (s) and Map

Available at Castle Ward - various information points

Cycle hire

Clearsky Adventure Centre
Castle Ward Estate, Old Farmyard, Strangford, Downpatrick
Email: fun@clearsky-adventure.com
Phone: +44(0)28 43 723 933
Web: www.clearsky-adventure.com

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