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    • Ballyhornan Coastal Path

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      Part of the Lecale Way - some fantastic scenery, reminiscent of the scenery on the north coast between PortStewart and Ballycastle. A nice grassy path, a beach, and some tricky stuff.

    • Banns Road, Attical, Mournes

      3.0 badgers

      Double track with plenty of loose rocks in a beautiful part of the Mournes, following Banns Road to Lough Shannagh (the lake of foxes).

    • BigWood, Warrenpoint

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      Recreation consultation currently underway in Big Wood, involving CAAN. We were getting asked all the time why BigWood was not on the site, as we used to have loads of info. The landowner at Narrow Water very courteously requested that we take the info off the site, so we removed the detail and don't have plans to promote it until the current recreation analysis is concluded.

    • Cairn Wood

      3.5 badgers

      Plenty of height to play with, with some great singletrack and forest paths in this semi-natural deciduous forest.

    • Castle Ward

      3.5 badgers

      Nearly 40kms of off-road multi-purpose trails for walking, cycling and horse riding are currently in development. Includes about 15km of singletrack, purpose-built for mountain-biking and designed by world-class MTB trail designers. Open to the public 25 June.

    • Castlewellan Forest

      4.0 badgers

      With superb red (including black options), blue and green grade trails, and a pump-track, Castlewellan is a must-visit for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities. Really does have plenty for everyone.

    • Donard Wood

      4.2 badgers

      Some tight fire road climbs and descents, and sections of single track. Some nice technical descents along the Glen River.

    • Drumkeeragh / Slieve Croob

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      A small forest with a network of fireroads on the slopes of Slieve Croob. Rideable ponytrekking tracks at either end of the forest, otherwise mostly fire-road with limited but nice singletrack descent for about 500 meters.

    • Lead Mines & Helens Tower

      4.1 badgers

      Lots of technical drops, rocky sections, etc in lead mines. Link with Helens Tower for a good XC loop and some nice single track. Also the now popular "Dufferin Trail" and the Sunday Breakfast Run.

    • Loughmoss, Carryduff, Belfast

      3.8 badgers

      23 miles, some tarmac and gravel riding, but loads of fantastic off-road trails, everything from fast flowing stuff to tight and technical. About 3 hrs door-to-door, depending on levels of fitness and faffing about!

    • Moneyscalp Forest

      3.6 badgers

      A compact forest but a number of well-trodden technical XC and downhill tracks within its perimeter. Has hosted lots of races, and was once the Mecca of Northern Ireland MTB - still lots of good stuff.

    • Mourne 7 Sevens

      5.0 badgers

      A popular challenge on foot every August, not too many have topped the 7 mountains over 700 metres in the Mournes wielding a bicycle. A long, tough day, with plenty of carrying, but some great descents and very technical riding. Get yourself a map of the Mournes, and throw in a spare set of legs as well.

    • Mournes Epics

      3.8 badgers

      The Mournes have lots of potential for epic rides. Any of Newcastle, Tollymore Forest, Donard Wood or Rostrevor Forest are perfect locations to start and finish.

    • Mournes Trassey Track

      4.0 badgers

      A great launch point for a day in the Mournes, and very popular with the hiking fraternity, Trassey Track is a great climb and descent on a broad rough path - an exhilarating descent. The track itself leads up to Hare's Gap, and is also easy to link through to Tollymore.

    • North Down Coastal Path

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      The North Down Coastal Path takes you along the south shore of Belfast Lough, past many of the scenic, historical and ecological attractions of North Down. For the most part the path follows the grassy flats just above the shoreline and is well surfaced for almost all of its 12 mile length.

    • Rostrevor Forest

      4.6 badgers

      With a mouth watering 27km red trail and a hair raising 19km black trail Rostrevor is believed by many to be the top spot for mountain biking in Ireland. When you add not just one but two purpose-built downhill trails to the mix, there’s no denying it… Rostrevor is a mountain bikers’ heaven!

    • The Mourne Way

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      The 26-mile long Mourne Way marries many of the best features of Mourne country. Following a mixture of forest trails, mountain paths and open mountain, this route is almost entirely off-road as it travels through the foothills of the Mournes, from Newcastle to Rostrevor (or vice versa).

    • Tievenadarragh Wood

      3.8 badgers

      A tough, technical bike-breaker that will make you a better cyclist. Fairly short and there are not many opportunities to extend the run without laps, so good for the locals but not one to travel significant distance for.

    • Tollymore Forest

      4.2 badgers

      Labyrinth of single track sections and fast fire-roads all throughout the forest. Has previously hosted Irish downhill championship races. Super place for a day out. Also an official skills course with approximately 1.5 km of singletrack trail, with a wide range of features, including rollers, berms, drop offs, table tops, rock sections, northshore and log rolls. The variety and size of the features ensures that there are plenty of opportunities for all bikers to develop their riding and concentrate on specific skills in a progressive manner.

NOTE: The trails on this site have been ridden before, but you should not interpret their inclusion as an indication that mountain-biking is officially sanctioned on them. Seeking permission from landowners is your own responsibility, as is conducting yourself in a manner that is courteous, respectful to the environment, and conscious of the safety of others.