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From the small village Katesbridge the route follows the line of a former railway with the Bann River meandering off to your right. Many of the railway bridges are well preserved and can be seen as you cycle along before crossing the river and heading uphill to meet the main Castlewellan road. This road carries fast moving traffic at times but a short detour to the award winning Corbet Lough is well worthwhile. From here you continue to climb into the Dromara foothills before turning right about half a mile outside the village of Waringsford.

At the next crossroads turn right, then right again at a garage and then immediately right into Fedany Road. This road brings you onto a ridge from where you can see as far as the Belfast Hills to the north and the Mourne range to the south. It’s mainly downhill from here before re-crossing the Castlewellan road again just before Katesbridge.

Public roads: On Public Road

Getting to the start:
By Bus
Local service operate from Banbridge to Katesbridge see for more detail

By Car
Follow the A1 south from Belfast to Banbridge and then take the A50 heading towards Castlewellan.

Traffic: Normal road traffic

Start Point:

Finish Point:


Tarred road

Point of interest:
Katesbridge Corbet Lough Dromara foothills

Refreshments are available at McCoys filling station just before you enter the village of Katesbridge.

Armagh and Down Cycling Guide

Publication availability:
Banbridge Tourist information Centre Tel 02840623322

Nearest town:

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