Strangford Lough Cycle Trail

Route Details

  • Route: A 100 mile circular route from Ards to Ards around Strangford Lough.
  • Distance: 100 miles
  • Surface: Mostly on quiet roads
  • National Cycle Network: Route 99

Route Description

Route 99 is a 100 mile circular route from Ards to Ards. Designed to be used in sections by residents and to attract leisure cyclists and visitors to the County Down area, the long distance on road signed route features traffic free sections in Newtownards, Downpatrick and Comber.

The route passes by Delamont Country Park, Inch Abbey, Downpatrick St Patrick Centre, Exploris, Portaferry, Scrabo Tower, Newtownards, Castle Espie and Nendrum with stunning scenic views of Strangford Lough, the Irish Seacoast and the Mourne Mountains en route.

Working alongside the National Trust, Sustrans extended the National Cycle Network through Castle Ward. A 1.5km section of existing path on the National Trust property at Strangford Avenue was upgraded to allow walkers and cyclists to access the Castle Ward Estate. The National Cycle Network links with the internal estate roads and exits at the Audleystown Road. 

Map: Buy the official Sustrans Strangford Lough Cycle Trail route map.

Things to see and do

  • Delamont Country Park
  • Inch Abbey
  • Scrabo Tower
  • Castle Ward Estate
Latitude: 
54.49437103029611
Longitude: 
-5.577621897460974
Zoom level: 
11
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This area map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area.

The route passes by Delamont Country Park, Inch Abbey, Downpatrick St Patrick Centre, Exploris, Portaferry, Scrabo Tower, Newtownards, Castle Espie and Nendrum with stunning scenic views of Strangford Lough, the Irish Seacoast and the Mourne Mountains en route.

 

Length: 
100 miles