1.0 miles
140 ft
-229 ft
Avg time

Annesley's Alley Details

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  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All Year Round
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This Red Trail enjoys the initial flowing singletrack and incredible panoramic views found on Castlewellan's 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. The lively Castlewellan Village is a great spot for a post trails pint.

Access Info

Castlewellan is located just over 30 miles from Belfast and only 4 miles from the popular seaside resort of Newcastle.
Castlewellan Forest Park is located off Main Street. Follow the forest road (one way) down to the lake and keep left. The trailhead car park will be on your left hand side. TRAILHEAD POST CODE: BT31 9BU.

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More Stats for Annesley's Alley mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -89 ft
  • Altitude min
    453 ft
  • Altitude max
    605 ft
  • Altitude start
    605 ft
  • Altitude end
    516 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,003 ft
  • Distance down
    2,985 ft
  • Distance flat
    547 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)

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Castlewellan Red Trail
9.1 miles

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