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Castlewellan Black - The Great Escarpe

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.

 

County

Down

Nearest Town

Castlewellan

Route Type

Forest

AONB

Mournes

Grid Ref (Start)

J335364

Distance

0.6 miles

OS Map

Sheet 29

Route Shape

Linear

On/Off Road

Off Public road

Grid Ref (End)

J335364

terrain

Trail is on well maintained forest and mountain bike paths.

route description

A high tempo section of black trail with long flowing sections to pick up pace.

getting to the start

The Great Escarpe is reached via waypoint 31 off the red trail before White Water Rapide.

traffic

May encounter Forest Service vehicles or timber lorries. During the fishing season (March to November) may also encounter cars belonging to anglers

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.

information for People with a Disability

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.

available publications

Castlewellan Forest Mountain Bike Trails Card. Order at http://www.mountainbikeni.com/trail-cards/

In stock

Cycle hire

Life Adventure Centre
Life HQ, The Grange Yard, Castlewellan Forest Park, Castlewellan
Email: iwant@onegreatadventure.com
Phone: +44 (0) 28 437 70714
Web: www.onegreatadventure.com

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