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Northern Ireland's Component Parts

Posted on September 29, 2014 @ 11:11 AM in Mountainbiking

With their first year well and truly under their belt, Northern Ireland's National Mountain Bike Trail Centres in Rostrevor, Castlewellan and Davagh Forest are continuing to attract thousands of mountain bikers from far and wide.

Featuring in both MBR's Annual Trail Guide for 2014 and MBUK's Top 50 Trail Centres, it's safe to say Northern Ireland is grabbing the attention of mountain bikers across the UK and Ireland.  

Northern Ireland's Component Parts

This autumn, is running a campaign to focus on 'Northern Ireland's Component Parts' ...what really makes this place special! We thought we'd share these below. Please feel free to join in on the MountainBikeNI Facebook Page to tell us what you think makes Northern Ireland stand out as a world class mountain biking destination. 

The Davagh Forest Trails 'rock' in every sense of the word! This exciting trail centre in the Sperrin Mountains is packed with technical rocky features throughout its mix of green, blue and red trails however Davagh's real talking points are two giant rock slab features that are guaranteed to give your nerves a good old rattle! #DavaghRocks Davagh Rocks

The Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails in County Down not only boast some of Ireland's finest cross-country and downhill mountain bike trails but they also open up possibly the most spectatular panoramic vista this island has to offer! The fact that you can only get to this point by bike makes the view so much sweeter! #KodakCorner
Kodak Corner Rostrevor

The lively village of Castlewellan is renowned for its genuine hospitality and tradition of local arts and music. So when you throw in Northern Ireland's most popular trail centre, the Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails, just minutes from Castlewellan's bustling cafes and pubs, there's no better place to spend a mountain biking weekend this side of the Irish Sea. #CastlewheelinGreat Craic

All 3 trail centres in Davagh Forest, Rostrevor and Castlewellan weave their way through some of Northern Ireland's finest forest landscapes and open up parts of the country which have been virtually untouched for centuries. From the luminosity of Davagh Forest's lush moss to the 'almost darkness' of Castlewellan and Rostrevor's dense woodlands, this component part may take people by surprise but you'll see why when you experience riding through these special forests for yourself! 
Davagh Forest

There's no denying it, this corner of the UK can bring with it some 'big weather' so whilst the chances of topping up your sun tan may be few and far between, you can be sure of spectacular skies, ever-changing terrain and varied trail conditions!Castlewellan in the Wet


Ultimately Northern Ireland's strongest component part boils down to its people. People who will give you the 'banter' out on the trails. People who will welcome you into their cafe when you're covered from head to toe in mud. People who will encourage you to join in traditional music sessions in the local pub. People who will recommend the best place to replenish all those spent carbs from your day's riding on the trails! It's the people of Northern Ireland that will make your biking trip here truly special! Warm Welcome

Why not come and experience Northern Ireland's National Mountain Bike Trails for yourself this Autumn?! We guarantee you won't be disappointed! Check out loads of useful information to help you Plan your Perfect Mountain Bike Holiday in Northern Ireland.  

Chris Armstrong
Chris Armstrong  Mountain Bike Officer

Chris looks after all things mountain biking in Northern Ireland's a tough job but someone's gotta do it!

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