Overviews

North Down Railway Walks (overview)

Some of the walks described in “Grand Day Out”  may be appropriate for you as daily local exercise. Please use the maps and modify the routes to avoid hot-spots or places where the paths are too narrow. Turn back if unsure, practice social distancing and step off paths if they are narrow when passing others.

Do not over-stretch yourself physically or explore beyond your comfort zone.

See also: Covid-19 – Stay Local – Stay Careful

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Most keen walkers will have walked from Holywood to Bangor – 9 miles of traffic-free coastal bliss. Many will also have used the train to get back to their starting point.

The various excursions suggested here use permutations of Bangor line stations to deliver a full range of distances and opportunities for shorter and maybe slower walks to give sections of this coast the time and attention they deserve.  The link sections from the train stations to the coast add extra interest – glimpses of different housing styles and periods, tastes and aspirations.

The table below gives distances for 21 possible walks. The distances are from station to station. We have chosen a selection to describe individually and these can be accessed from the links below.

 From: Marino Cultra Seahill Helen’s Bay Carnalea Bangor
To Holywood1.42.13.95.97.19.2
To Marino 1.53.35.36.58.6
To Cultra  2.74.75.98.0
To Seahill   3.14.36.4
To Helen’s Bay   2.34.4
To Carnalea     2.4

Print out the PDF map below to get an overview of the route and options:

Links to Selected Ways

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