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Bunkers Hill Walk, Cycle & Play Trail

Bunkers Hill is a small, recently felled forest at the egde of Castlewellan Town.  Developed in October 2014 this short circular trail is suitable for walking and family cycling only and incorporates 3 panoramic viewpoints.  

It is complemented by a Natural Play Trail for children aged between 4 and 11 years. The Play Trail is the first of its kind in Castlewellan and is made almost entirely out of natural materials.  It includes basket swings, a lookout tower, amphitheatre, story teller's chair and seats as well as a bespoke climbing wall.

 

County

Down

Nearest Town

Castlewellan

Route Type

Forest

AONB

Mournes

Grid Ref (Start)

J345358

Distance

1.2 miles

OS Map

29

Route Shape

Circular

On/Off Road

Off Public road

Grid Ref (End)

J345358

terrain

Gravel path

route description

The family cycling trail starts and finishes at the Play Trail and is fully signposted. Opposite the Play Trail entrance walkers turn right and follow the waymarkers along the trail as it climbs steadily to afford walkers 3 stunning views of Slieve Croob and surrounding countryside, Dundrum Bay and Mourne Mountains.  Seating has been provided at various points along the trail for your comfort and to stop and enjoy the views!  

getting to the start

Please note: there is no car parking onsite. From the Main Street in Castlewellan town centre, drive onto Upper Square which borders a car park (there are public toilets available here). From Upper Square turn left or right (depending on the direction of travel) onto Circular Road - Castlewellan Community Centre is signposted from here. Travelling in a straight direction the road becomes 'Bunkers Hill'. On the left there is an Irish-speaking school called Bunscoil Bheanna Boirche. The entrance to Bunkers Hill is directly after this on the left.

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facilities

Natural Play Trail located at the start of the trail

information for People with a Disability

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