NCN Strangford Lough Cycle Trail
Cycle Route Map
The Strangford Lough Trail is an 82 mile circular route in and around Strangford Lough, an area of outstanding natural beauty in County Down, Northern Ireland. The map also includes a range of cycle trails for County Down.
The trail travels through a variety of landscapes along quiet country roads, with some traffic-free sections. The section on Ards Penisula offers spectacular coastal views of the Irish sea where Scotland and the Isle of Man are visible on clear days. The route travels through Portavogie and past the National Trust protected village of Kearney before reaching Portaferry. After a short ferry crossing to Strangford village the trail continues through Castle Ward estate. The trail runs to Downpatrick before heading up the western shore of the Lough to Newtownards via Scrabo where rewarding panoramic views of the Lough await.
Many other largely traffic-free routes are featured on this map in County Down including routes from Portadown to Newry and Belfast to Lisburn.
The Strangford Lough Cycle Route follows:
National Route 99 between Belfast, Comber, Downpatrick and Newcastle
Regional Route 20 between Downpatrick and Comber
Strangford Lough Cycle Trail scale 1:100,000
County Down Cycle Route scale: 1:185,000
Printed on waterproof paper
Published Date: 2009