Castle Ward Mountain Bike Trails

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Castle Ward, Northern Ireland
Situated on the shoreline of Strangford Lough, Castle Ward is located just over a mile from the picturesque coastal village of Strangford. The trails are approximately an hour’s drive from Belfast. Take the A24 to Carryduff and continue straight on the A7 through Saintfield and Crossgar to Downpatrick. On entering Downpatrick, take the first left at the roundabout before turning right onto the A25 (signposted Strangford). The entrance to Castle Ward is located 7.4 miles along this road on the left hand side.

Mountain bikers are encouraged to park in the Shore Car Park where all the trails start and finish.
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Castle Ward mountain bike trail centre is the latest Northern Ireland MTB facility and is located in Castle Ward, Strangford Lough. It is perfect for families and has 3 green trails and a blue MTB trail. Castle Ward also has a café, car park, bike hire and toilets.

Shore Trail - Green

  • This is short family friendly 2km long trail.

Castle Trail - Green 

  • This is a 3km long tfamily friendly trail.

Farm Trail - Green

  • This is a 4km green MTB trail. 

Boundary Trail - Blue

  • This is a 13km fast flowing blue trail with singletrack and some steeper technical sections thrown in. 


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Castle Ward Mountain Bike Trails


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