Crawfordsburn Country 041221

Facilities

For those driving to this parkrun there is ample car parking space in this rural park. Public transport is an option, with the Belfast to Bangor train line running through the park. Allow some time for walking from the station to the start, however. Toilets are available at the visitor centre next to the run start but there are no changing facilities

Course

This is a really fun course. It starts off in the open park on paved paths and goes along by the shoreline until coming back inland and through the woods of the park on trail paths. The variety certainly keeps you guessing and there isn’t a lot of time to zone out, with lots of twists and turns you will have to stay alert. There are many paths that cross over and lay close to each other in the park. If you are unsure of the route, run next to a local. This is a hilly course, with some fairly punishing climbs; make sure to reserve sone energy for these. With views of the sea, mature woods and streams this is a very pretty park.

Coffee

Post run coffee is had in the visitor centre where there are many breakfast and sweet options.

X Factor

This parkrun had to be appreciated for the beauty of the location which is sublime. There are also great amenities close by. If you have time I would suggest walking/running the coastal route from the park to Bangor. Some great views to be had and witness the power of nature with the waves crashing against the shore.

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