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Plans Progress for Jumps Trail & Pump Track in Newcastle

Sep
30

Plans are progressing for a new jumps trail, pump track and walking trail through Tipperary Wood in Newcastle, County Down.

This compact area of woodland, located only half a mile from Newcastle's Central Promenade, has long been popular with local riders who have welcomed plans to formalise these local trail facilities.  

Architrail, who have previously worked on the mountain bike trails in Davagh Forest (pictured right), Blessingbourne and Dungannon, have drafted the initial trail design for Tipperary Wood which will also serve as a vital walking link between Newcastle town centre and a number of surrounding housing areas.

The trails will converge with the Newcastle Way, an existing long distance walking route linking Newcastle and Tollymore Forest Park, and will add to the extensive walking network within the wider Mournes region.  

Outdoor Recreation NI is leading on this project with the initial design funded by Down District Council. A funding application for the development of these trails is currently being assessed by the 'Space and Place' Big Lottery Fund.  

MountainBikeNI.com will provide a further update on this project in the near future.

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