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The Granite Trail

Address: Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #12 of 27 things to do in Newcastle
Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities

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N. Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The trail goes straight up from the harbour and is a stiff climb. The views from the quarry over the bay are beautiful. Great exercise going up and a pleasant walk down through the forest beside the Glen River.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you fancy a walk which is slightly more challenging, the Granite Trail is perfect. It is quite steep and you may find you need to take a few breaks climbing up the seemingly never ending stairs. Once you get to the top though turn around and look out to sea, you can get a great view of the harbour... More 

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Northern Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I can only go up this path very slowly, pausing to admire the surroundings, and it takes me an hour there and back, but fit types can steam up it and not even look. Either way, it is a pleasure. It goes between trees and is light and airy. There are steps and some gravelly bits so wear grippy shoes... More 

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a tough ole hike... very steep, good path and well worth it, but be prepared to test the limits of lungs and heart!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Did the Granite Trail at the weekend and it was brillient. We started at the harbour and went up the granite steps to the quarry, the views were amazing !! we then went across to the second quarry and down the Glen River track. It was steep going up the steps, but once we got up to the quarry, it... More 

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