- Trails around Belfast
Anyone on here live and ride in NI? I travel there regularly for work and to see my girlfriend and have been riding the trails at Castlewellan, Rostrevor and Barnetts Demesne. Still to get to Davagh but if it’s like the others, it should be good.
I live in Peebles so I’m pretty spoilt for all types of trail so didn’t have high expectations for the NI trails as they are blue/red trailcentres. I’ve been riding a lot more natural stuff after the Tweedlove enduro but these NI trailcentres are great especially Barnetts, its like a big pump track in the forest. Short, tight, twisty and only 15 mins form the city.
I can’t wait to get back next week.Posted 4 years agokendo954Member
Lead mines/Helen’s tower is a good spot for a few hours if its been dry for a while, it’s between newtownards & Bangor.
I take it you have looped over to belvoir while at barnetts?
Tollymore is a good spot for natural stuff, near castlewellan which is pointless at the minute as they are felling diseased trees 🙁Posted 4 years agoWoody CannondaleMember
I am based in Belfast and the Barnett Demesne trails are really good for a short blast if you are visiting the city. Here is the official website – http://www.mountainbikeni.com/
I haven’t been yet – but a few friends have said the Rostrevor trails are pretty amazing. Here are a few videos off youtube (not me) to give you a taster. https://www.youtube.com/user/honchoNI/videos
Its also worthwhile checking the dirt jumps at Barnett Demesne as they are pretty immense!Posted 4 years agoUnderhillMember
Castlewellan is partially closed due to tree disease & felling of same. Updated route is available on the mountainbikeni website I think.
Davagh is definitely worth a look if you’re in the vicinity, but bring your climbing legs for the opening section. Some brilliant descents make a 2nd lap well worthwhile though 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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