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Belfast Lough

A flat section of trails along the shoreline of Belfast Lough taking in views of a truely historic shipyard.




7 miles

OS Map


Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Coastal, Urban


Flat smooth surface.

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Belfast Shipyard, H&W Cranes

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Antrim Coast & Glens

Route Description

After starting at Whiteabbey use the coastal walking and cycling path from Coastguard Cottages, calling at the pleasant Hazelbank Park.

The route then runs on a path parallel to the motorway where you can observe the birds of Belfast Lough from special bird watching hides. The path takes you through Duncrue Industrial Estate and onto Clarendon Dock where new businesses thrive alongside the old dry docks, where ships were once repaired. On arrival in Belfast, visit the Lagan Weir and learn about the history of the river Lagan and the Titanic. Return north along the same route or take the train to Whiteabbey.


Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Leave Belfast on the M2 North and continue straight joining the M5 towards Carrickfergus. This Motorway soon ends and becomes the A2 as you enter Whiteabbey.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control.


Refreshments and toilet facilities available along route. Shops and cafes also along route.



Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland

Ratings and Comments

Jimmyyoung1955@gmail.com 28 June, 2019 @ 16:24

No toilet from hazelbank park till portside inn.???? otherwise a good walk.

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