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Belfast Lough

After starting at Whiteabbey use the coastal walking and cycling path from Coastguard Cottages, calling at the pleasant Hazelbank Park.

The route then runs on a path parallel to the motorway where you can observe the birds of Belfast Lough from special bird watching hides. The cycle lanes take you through Duncrue Industrial Estate and onto Clarendon Dock where new businesses thrive alongside the old dry docks, where ships were once repaired. On arrival in Belfast, visit the Lagan Weir and learn about the history of the river Lagan and the Titanic. Return north along the same route or take the train to Whiteabbey.

This is a flat, coastal route with well surfaced purpose built cycle paths.

Public roads: Off Public Road

Getting to the start:

Translink runs a regular train service from Belfast central station to Whiteabbey. More inform ation can be found on

Whiteabbey is situated on the National Cycle Network Route 93.

By car: Leave Belfast on the M2 North and continue straight joining the M5 towards Carrickfergus. This Motorway soon ends and becomes the A2 as you enter Whiteabbey. The National Cycle Network paths will be on the right by the coastline.

Traffic: Traffic-free cycle paths


7 miles


Flat, coastal route.

Well surfaced purpose built cycle paths.

Point of interest

Hazelbank Park

Clarendon Dock

Lagan Weir


Refreshments and toilet facilities available along route. Shops and cafes also along route.


Causeway Coast and Glens Cycle Leaflet

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Belfast Lough

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