Northern Ireland..Places to stop, take in the views.

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Re: Northern Ireland..Places to stop, take in the views.

Post by Flintlock » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:21 pm

Clare Glen, Co Armagh. Two carparks, one at each end of the Glen. Also a caravan & camp site here. The Cusher River runs through the glen. Toilet block at the larger carpark on the western side of the glen
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Located on the. B3 Tandragee to Markethill Road, signposted on the left about 1 mile out of Tandragee. The annual Tandragee Road Race is held on roads close to this location.

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Re: Northern Ireland..Places to stop, take in the views.

Post by Flintlock » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:35 pm

One I stopped at recently on the Portaferry Road, Newtowards, Co Down.

A lovely spot, great views over Strangford Lough.
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Nice area to stop a while - could maybe get away with an overnighter here
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Directions from Newtownards. Take the Portaferry Road and continue for about 4 miles. Located opposite the main entrance to Mount Stewert Estate

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Re: Northern Ireland..Places to stop, take in the views.

Post by Flintlock » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:55 am

Nendrum Monastery, Mahee Island, Strangford Lough, Co Down.

Stopped here recently, a lovely spot, well maintained with lots of the ancient structures still visible, believed to date back to he 5th century. Great views all round (needed to spot approaching Vikings back in the time i guess!) Picnic table on site
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Re: Northern Ireland..Places to stop, take in the views.

Post by Flintlock » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:03 am

Directions from Comber

Take the A22 (KillinchyRd) out of the town. Just beyond the 40mph limit, take a left unto the Ballydrain Rd. Continue for about 3 miles, then after passing The Old Schoolhouse Inn take a left unto the Ringneill Road, follow to the end, passing Mahee Castle
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And ending at a layby on the right at the site
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Lots of interesting roads in the area that take you along the western shores of Strangford Lough

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