Trail Centre Conditions
Trail Ranger Update: 17/10/14
Please note, there was be increased traffic on the Crow Road (in Castlewellan Forest Park) on Sat 18th Oct as the Down Rally will be using it as an access road to the car park. Mountain Bikers are asked to exercise caution whilst this section of the forest park is open to vehicles.
Work is currently taking place on anew network of walking trails throughout forest park. Please be aware of construction teams operating throughout the forest and exercise caution at waymarker junctions 20, 24, 25, 34, 36 & 44.
Located at the trailhead, Life offer bike hire from £17 per half day. Call 028 4377 0714 for more info.
This gentle circular trail hugs the lakeshore and passes past under the shadow of Castlewellan Castle. The biking is very easy with only one slight gradient incline on the north side of the lake.
This wide trail is ideal for young families and/or those giving mountain biking a go for the very first time.
Trail Conditions Good - All trails open as normal. No diversions in place.
This easy going blue trail begins by running parallel to Castlewellan Lake on an elevated singetrack trail with incredible panoramic views before rejoining the gentler green route back to the trailhead.
The first half of this trail undulates through woodland on singletrack with a number of rollers thrown in to make for a fun trail, perfect for those looking develop to their bike handling skills.
Trail Ranger Update: 21/07/14
All trails open. No diversions in place.
The red trail enjoys the initial flowing singletrack and incredible views found on the blue trail before splitting off and ascending behind Castlewellan Castle and past a number of little known smaller lakes.
The fun then really begins when both the red and black options descend either side of Slievenaslat before sweeping back around to Cypress Pond.
There is a further black option 'Dolly's Chute' set to get your heart racing with 'Moorish Return' always a crowd pleaser for the homeward leg back to the trailhead.
Work is currently taking place on a new network of walking trails throughout Castlewellan Forest Park. Mountain bikers should be aware of construction teams operating throughout the forest and should exercise extra caution at waymarker junctions 20, 24, 25, 34, 36 & 44.
No diversions in place.