So, where to begin with a place like Belmont Demesne, which just opened its gates last week for the very first time.
Well, there’s the simple fact that this brand new outdoor adventure park is on 45 acres of woodland just up over Windgates Hill there.
Then there’s the perfectly-formed goodies on offer – such as the Bike Farm, the free walking trails, the locally-roasted coffee and wood-fired sourdough pizza at Bak’d at Arthur’s Barn, FatBiking, and the little matter of some rather spectacular views.
But, hey, what are we yakking on for. The bould Anita from Belmont Demesne has sent us over the official blurb…
A brand new outdoor adventure experience has opened at Belmont Demesne near Greystones. Belmont Bike Farm & Walking Trails is aimed at outdoor adventurers of all ages and levels. There are over 15km of off-road bike and walking trails that wind through this historic estate and working farm, plus a purpose built biker’s Pump Track.
Tucked between Bray Head and Little Sugar Loaf, this 500-acre rural idyll is the perfect destination for biking, walking, corporate team building or just getting back to nature. The trails take in some of the best the County has to offer, from stunning woodland to wild uphill terrain, with spectacular views of the Coast and the Wicklow Mountains. Bikers can book the trails directly through Fat Bike Adventures, based on-site. The Walking Trails are free.
And after a day on the trails, there’s Bak’d Café, located at Arthur’s Barn, in the gorgeous surroundings of the walled garden. Arthur’s Barn is one of the original sets from legendary film King Arthur, shot here in Ireland, starring Clive Owen and Kiera Knightly. Belmont Demesne has a rich film pedigree and has been the location for a host of blockbusters including Vikings and Into the Badlands.
Bada-feckin’-BING! Open from 9am to 6pm daily, you can check out the Belmont Desmesne website here, or get in touch directly by emailing email@example.com, or by calling Celia Brabazon at 0872730558. Now, go check out that pump track…
If you’re quick, that EcoTrail Wicklow thingy will be passing through Belmont Demesne tomorrow, Saturday 28th. Boom!