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Tobar Mhuire Heritage Cycling Trail

Downpatrick, Co Down
Tobar Mhuire Heritage Cycling Trail

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From the trail head in the rear car park follow the way markers in a clockwise direction gently winding and twisting through Tobar Mhuire Estate. The circular trail first explores the lower woods of the Estate stopping at Mary's Well for a well-earned break before proceeding and crossing the main avenue. From here the trail takes you through an area of rough grassland and wildflowers climbing up to the Mourne Mountains Viewpoint. The trail then explores the top wooded area before descending again through grassland into the ancient forest of Kilmore below. You pass through a wrought iron again and shortly after arrive back at the starting point. The paths are compacted gravel approximately 1m in width and with less than 5% gradient.  Mostly flat with 2 sections of switch-back turns ascending and descending a top wooded area.

Public roads: Off Public Road

Getting to the start: By Car - From Belfast take the A24 to Carryduff and then the A7 to Crossgar. Upon reaching the roundabout turn left along the B7 Killyleagh Road and continue until St Colmcille's on the right hand side. Immediately after the school turn right along the New Line. The car park for the trail head is located 200 metres down the lane on the right.

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Compacted gravel paths approximately 1m in width and less than 5% gradient. Mostly flat with 2 sections of switch-back turns ascending and descending a top wooded area.

Point of interest:
Mary's Well Mourne Mountains Viewpoint Walled Garden & Victorian Glasshouse

Car parking is available at the trailhead. Toilets provided at Tobar Mhuire Retreat & Conference Centre. Cafes, toilets and shops located in Crossgar village.

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