J3979 : The North Down Coastal Path at Holywood

taken 1 year ago, near to Holywood, Co Down, Northern Ireland

The North Down Coastal Path at Holywood
The North Down Coastal Path at Holywood
The coastal path at Holywood - here it has been raised on a considerable sea wall - the railway runs on an embankment to the left J3979 : Train, the Holywood bank. The container terminals at Belfast Harbour are in the distance J3678 : Shipping container terminal, Belfast.
The North Down Coastal Path

The North Down Coastal Path extends for some 16 miles between Holywood and Orlock in north County Down. Although it has always been possible to walk the entire route along the shoreline, prior to 1970 much of the area was still in private ownership. In the 1960s, the government, local councils and National Trust worked to together to get the path fully accessible and opened to all. This included, in many places, extensive works to create concrete and tarmac routes over what was the natural environment between Holywood and Bangor. Beyond Bangor it remains much wilder and unspoilt, particularly on the sections at Ballymacormick Point and Orlock. It was formally opened in 1971.

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J3979, 343 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Monday, 30 January, 2023   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 31 January, 2023
Geographical Context
Coastal  Paths 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 3982 7947 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.6398N 5:50.0940W
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Irish: geotagged! J 4018 7964
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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North Down Coastal Path  Coastal Path  Sea Wall Embankment  Sea Wall  Holywood 

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