J3979 : The North Down Coastal Path at Kinnegar

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

The North Down Coastal Path at Kinnegar
The North Down Coastal Path at Kinnegar
The start/finish of the coastal path at Kinnegar on the coastal side of Holywood, although "officially" it might start a few hundred metres along the path close to the entrance of Holywood Railway Station. From here the path extends all the way to Orlock some 16 miles away.

Behind the camera position is this road J3878 : Road, Kinnegar which leads into Belfast Harbour Estate to connect with the Greenway network at Victoria Park J3675 : The Sam Thompson Bridge, Victoria Park, Belfast - April 2014(3) or onto the city centre - both routes much preferred by cyclists and walkers than the main city centre roads.
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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Saturday, 4 February, 2023   (more nearby)
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Monday, 6 February, 2023
Geographical Context
Coastal  Paths  Housing, Dwellings 
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Holywood 
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Path 
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Terraced 
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Irish: geotagged! J 3911 7903 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.4145N 5:50.7659W
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Irish: geotagged! J 3908 7902
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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