Cycle Northern Ireland -

Mourne Foods Cycle Trail

The 'Mourne Foods Cycle Trail' is a group of local producers that have linked together, to showcase the wonderful artisan food in this area of Northern Ireland. Stop off with local producers, hear their stories, get the chance to buy directly from the farmer, and then store your provisions in the specially provided bike panniers all adds to this unique memorable experience. A free shuttle bus takes you to the start point at Spelga Dam in the heart of the Mournes and from there it is all downhill through the beautiful Shimna valley and back down to the Irish Sea in Newcastle.

Nearest TownNewcastle
Distance2 sections - each 7 miles long miles
OS Mapn/a
Route TypeCoastal, Forest, Mountain, Riverside, Woodland
Route ShapeLinear
Public RoadsOn Public Road
Grid Ref (Start)A111111
Grid Ref (End)A111111


gravel paths, tarmac and some uneven lanes.

Point of Interest

Enniskeen Country House hotel, Spelga Dam and Dundrum Inner Bay

Route Description

Shuttle bus to Spelga Dam. Spelga Dam to Enniskeen Country House hotel via Tollymore Forest Park. Enniskeen Country House hotel to Newcastle. Newcastle to Murlough and then Dundrum via inner bay refer to map for detail.

Getting to the Start

The start of the trail is located at Enniskeen Country House hotel, just outside Newcastle on the Bryansford Road.


quiet rural roads and also cycle lanes next to main road


Trail packs, shuttle bus, bike hire. public toilets along route

Information for People with a Disability

This route does not have accessible toilet facilities.


Available Publication




This information is provided by Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland, The Stableyard, Barnett's Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5PB.

Tel: 028 9030 3930
Fax: 028 9062 6248

Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions but where such are brought to our attention, the information will be amended accordingly.