The Red trail at Castlewellan in Northern Ireland begins on singletrack but then evolves with a selection of Red and Black options as the trail descends again!
The red trail enjoys the initial flowing singletrack and incredible views found on the 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.
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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 SB 42525 92639 54.264412, -5.9554191
Please note: Distance is calculated as air distance or "as the crow flies" the most direct route between two points, so the distance by road maybe slightly longer.
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