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From Carrickfergus Castle, go inland following Ellis Street, then Woodburn Road to take you to ...
From Carrickfergus Castle, go inland following Ellis Street, then Woodburn Road to take you to Knockagh Road passing Woodburn Forest (not signed for bicycles). By this time you will be at a height of 240m so don’t be surprised at having to push your bike at times! Knockagh Monument (a memorial to those killed during the two World Wars) is a spectacular landmark and is a popular place for picnics and photography. In the distance you can see the Copeland Islands, Bangor, Belfast harbour and, on a good day, the Mountains of Mourne. Return downhill to Greenisland where there is a footway beside the road if you choose. In Carrickfergus relax along the beautiful seafront beside the famous castle, where can look back up at Knockagh while enjoying a well deserved ice cream!
Public roads: On Public Road
Getting to the start: The Tourist Information Centre is located inside Carrickfergus Museum and Civic Centre on Antrim Street (Tel : +44 (0)28 9335 8000) or visit www.carrickfergus.org
Traffic: Heavy traffic at Belfast Road near Carrickfergus Castle and at Davy Street near Tesco. The remainder of the route is in quite roads.