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Rambles for people with limited mobility - Crawfordsburn Country Park, Glen Ramble

There are few slopes to cause any difficulty in the route described.

Crawfordsburn Beach and Helen's Bay Beach are local attractions.

County

Down

Distance

1 miles

OS Map

Sheet 15

Nearest Town

Crawfordsburn

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Parkland & Grassland

Terrain

Tarmac & gravel, few slopes

Grid Reference (Start)

J467822

Grid Reference (End)

J467822

Point of Interest

The Viaduct, Quarry Port, Geology, Grey Point Fort

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Because of the steps at the footbridge and steep slopes only a part of the Glen is easily accessible. This leads from the Visitor Centre following the red and green arrows through a car park on to a main Park road and into the gravel/ earth track which runs for 400 metres before joining the Park road back again and hence back to the Centre.

This walk is also suitable for people with limited mobility - please see link below to Shopmobility Belfast for more information.

Getting to the Start (by Car)

On the southern shore of Belfast Lough, about 12 miles from Belfast City Centre (via A2). Entrance is by way of Ballyrobert Road (B20) through the village of Crawfordsburn, after which is a sharp turn left down Bridge Road South.

Getting to the Start (on Foot)

There are also other pedestrian routes into the Park (e.g. Helen's Bay). It is clearly sign posted (brown signs) from other directions.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 3

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible)
Visitors Centre
Disabled toilets
Disabled parking
Mobility vehicle available

Facilities

Visitor Centre: permanent and seasonal exhibitions, free leaflets and nature books for purchase. Audio tapes and braille leaflets of park facilitites and exhibition.
Toilets for disabled; picnic tables; self service restaurant: open 10am -4.30pm from Easter to end of Sept.
Scooters for free use are available for people with limited mobility capable of riding them. Booking is advised.

Publication

None

Publication Availability

n/a

Walk Location
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