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Located within the National Trust’s picturesque demesne of Castle Ward, on the shores of Strangford Lough, this family-friendly trail centre boasts three easy going green trails for younger and/or less experienced riders as well as a fast, flowing blue trail which opens up some stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

The courtyard café is the perfect place to relax after your ride and there is a wealth of accommodation options just minutes from the trails if you'd like to extend your stay!


Trailhead Facilities
Bike Hire

From £20 per person

Changing Facilities

Located in Courtyard


Located in Courtyard

Car Parking

Fee Applies


Located in Courtyard

Bike Wash

Located beside Shore Car Park. Fee £1

Trail Centre Conditions

All trails open. No diversions in place.

These trails are owned and managed by the National Trust. Gift Aid Admission Charges:

Adult: £7.75
Child: £3.75
Family: £19.00 

Visit Nationaltrust.org.uk/membership to find out more about cost savings on offer through the National Trust's Annual Membership Scheme.

Shore Trail

2km Green Trail - Under 20 mins

Castle Trail

3km Green Trail - Under 30 mins

Farm Trail

4km Green Trail - Under 40 mins

Boundary Trail

13km Blue Trail - Under 2 hours

This linear trail boasts some incredible coastal views and is wide and flat making it perfect for even the very youngest of riders.

Starting from the shore car park, this green trail follows the shoreline from the Farm Yard past the Boat House and Powder House to Audley's Quay. Looking out across 'The Narrows' to Portaferry, this short, picturesque, linear trail is absolutely ideal for young families. 

Classed as 'multi-use', you may also encounter walkers and horse riders on this trail. As such, this is a designated 'Slow Zone' within Castle Ward allowing all users to safely enjoy the surroundings. 


Trail Conditions Good. No Diversions in Place.

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