Routes and roots

Cycling UK is developing a heritage trail delving into the industries which have shaped the city of Belfast, with a grant from the National Lottery Community Heritage Fund

About the project

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, linking well-known landmarks such as the Harland and Wolff cranes and Titanic museum, as well as a host of hidden gems. 

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. 

The innovative project will use video, interactive mapping and paper route maps to bring the stories of Belfast residents to life and connect them with the present-day landscape. 

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

Click or tap the points on the route map to find out more about each place.

Maritime Heritage Trail leaflet

Print your own copy of the Martime Heritage Trail and map.