Routes and Roots: discover the Maritime Heritage Trail

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Thursday, 27 May 2021

Routes and Roots: discover the Maritime Heritage Trail


Cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, and the Routes and Roots project will take residents and visitors alike on a journey of discovery through Belfast. 

Join us online on Thursday 27 May to discover the Maritime Heritage Trail, a route linking well-known landmarks such as the Harland and Wolff cranes and Titanic museum, as well as a host of hidden gems.

It's a perfect family friendly route, most of it comprising of off-road cycling infrastructure, and around 4 miles in length. Learn about the history and heritage of the area, what these places used to look like and the people who used to live and work there. 

We'll discuss some of the history of the route, as well as the reasons why we've developed a heritage trail delving into the industries which have shaped the city of Belfast.



Cycling UK is partnering with local community organisations Eastside Partnership, the Maritime Trust, Sailortown Regeneration to capture stories of everyday life in the city from past to present, while connecting two communities in both a practical and historical way. 

Routes and Roots is one of 29 projects supported by The Community Heritage Fund, which The National Lottery Heritage Fund Northern Ireland is delivering on behalf of the Department for Communities to help people in Northern Ireland to connect with their local heritage.

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