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 Earwig » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:31 pm

Flintlock wrote:Stopped here this morning,

Castlewellan Forest Park,Co Down. Great views. Cafe on site-but some nice cafe's also in Castlewellan.
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Entrance to park off the main street in Castlewellan.
Having recently been over to stay in Co Down .... Can recommend (thumbs) ... Just don't do what I did and come back with an extra bike :whistle:

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

Post by Flintlock » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:37 pm

Another stop this morning & a place well known by bikers in N.Ireland. Spelga Reservoir, Mourne Mountains, Co Down. Located beside the B27, mid way between Hilltown & Kilkeel.

Was particulary stunning this sunny Autumn morning
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Well served with recently installed picnic tables & seats.

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

Post by Flintlock » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:39 pm

Being in the middle of the Mournes it is surrounded by great roads & views
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Re: Northern Ireland..Places to stop, take in the views.

Post by Flintlock » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:42 pm

Couple more pictures from this morning
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Re: Northern Ireland..Places to stop, take in the views.

Post by Earwig » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:36 pm

Great place to visit (thumbs) (thumbs)

Can't wait to be back and get around the Mournes (thumbs)

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

Post by Flintlock » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:16 pm

Had a quick one hour fix on the bike today between showers & stopped here. The picnic site at Yellow Road Hilltown Co Down.

Great views towards the Mournes & an area less well known
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Re: Northern Ireland..Places to stop, take in the views.

Post by Flintlock » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:18 pm

Lots of ABR type roads in the area
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Re: Northern Ireland..Places to stop, take in the views.

Post by Flintlock » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:22 pm

Couple more pics
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Directions from Hilltown. Take the road for Newry (the Main Street) Yellow road is on the left just before the national speed limit sign. Follow the Yellow Road into the hills-site on the right after a couple of miles

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

Post by Heff » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:17 pm

Good to see you got out (thumbs)
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Re: Northern Ireland..Places to stop, take in the views.

Post by Flintlock » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:25 pm

Another location visited last Sunday

Carnstroan Lane, Co Antrim. Located at the foot of Slemish Mountain. Great views towards North Antrim
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A great network of roads between here and over & through the Glens of Antrim towards Ballycastle.

Directions from Ballyclare. Take the B94 north out of the town. Follow to the end & turn right unto the A36. Take the 3rd road on the left (Glenhead Rd) follow past quarry to Xroads. Turn left unto the Shillanavogy Rd. Take 2nd road on the left (after about 5 miles) the Carnstroan Rd, follow for approx 1 mile & turn left into Carnstroan Lane. Follow to end

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