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Rambles for people with limited mobility - Crawfordsburn Country Park, Coastal Rambles

Beautiful rambles in a superb setting overlooking Belfast Lough.

Allow a whole morning or afternoon.





1.4 (One Way) miles

OS Map

Sheet 15

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Coastal, Parkland & Grassland


Tarmac & gravel, few slopes

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

The Viaduct, Quarry Port, Geology, Grey Point Fort

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

The most accessible parts of the Park are the shore pathways along Crawfordsburn and Helen's bay beaches, where broad, tarmac paths make the going easy.

To the east - at Crawfordsburn Beach the ramble must stop at the rocky headland because only a sandy track leads on, (though suitable for able walkers, the going does become steeper)

To the west - at the end of Helen's Bay the ramble ends at he junction of the paths, the left one of which leads to a narrow public road.

This walk is also suitable for people with limited mobility.

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 a sharp left turn 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.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs should be on a lead. Please clean up after your dog.

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


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.



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