Frequently Asked Questions

When you say the bike trails are free to use, can I cycle up and use on my own mountain bike?

That’s exactly right but we’re not quite there yet. Currently only bikes rented from Fatbike Adventures here at Belmont, may use the trails, but we are busy getting the necessary pieces in place for people to bring their own bikes in the near future. 

Please keep an eye on our social media platforms and our website. Will be shouting from the rooftops when the bike trails are up & running. It’s been a long arduous journey to make this a reality. Fingers crossed its very soon…

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are most welcome but must be kept on leads at all times as we are a working farm. We would like to ask you kindly to pick up after your dog. There is a dog poo bin located beside the gates of the walled garden.

Do the car park charges apply to people just coming in for a coffee?

Our parking charge will apply to everyone who visits Belmont by car. The charge will go straight towards maintaining the car parks, tracks & trails. We are introducing an annual car park charge available to those who are regular visitors, which will give unlimited access to Belmont Demesne.

How will we pay car park charges? Cash, contactless card transaction, or pay by phone?

The car park charge will be taken at the main entrance via contact-less payment.

Is there an entrance fee?
There is a small charge of €3 for secure parking which goes towards the development and maintenance of our bike and walking trails. That means you can park your car safely and hit the trails for the whole day! Bikers and walkers arriving on foot or two wheels go free.
How do I pay the parking fee?

You can pay by contactless payment at the gate – just tap and go! You can also buy a Season Pass, which means you can come as many times as you want. Our 2020 Season Ticket is only €50.

Do I need to pay for the trails?

No! All our bike trails (when they open sometime in August 2020) and walking trails are completely free.

How do I avoid getting lost on the trails?

You can grab a map at the Main Entrance or in Arthur’s Barn. We also have signage throughout the estate to help you navigate around.

Have you got a Café?

Bak’d Café at Arthur’s Barn is located in our beautiful Walled Garden. Bak’d is famous for its delicious wood fired pizzas, delicious sourdough breads, coffees, ice cream and sweet treats. There are lots of daily specials to look out for. Ingredients are fresh and locally sourced.

Arthur’s Barn is one of the original sets from the 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, Calvary and Into the Badlands.

Can I bring my own food?

Food/picnics cannot be consumed in the Walled Garden area or Arthur’s Barn. Why not try a Bak’d Picnic or a pizza instead? Just check out Bakd.ie or the Bak’d Facebook Page for more info.

Can I hire a bike?

Yes. You can hire bikes from Fatbike Adventures based at the old Tramyard beside the Car Park. The guys will match you up with the perfect bike or you can hire a fab electric fatty to give you an extra boost. For more information contact Fatbikes directly at ian@fatbikeadventures.ie

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes, you will be able to bring your own bike when the trails fully open sometime in August 2020, but before you hit the trails you must check in at the Fatbike Adventures Reception located at the old Tramyard beside the Car Park.

Can I get my bike repaired or serviced?

Absolutely. The Fatbike Adventures Shop has a great range of bikes for sale, plus a team of bike gurus with over 20 years’ experience when it comes to bike servicing and repairs. Suspension, fork servicing, complete builds, restorations, upgrades – they cover everything. It’s also the only Bike Shop in Ireland with its very own trails to try out bikes post-service.

Do you have a playground?

Our playground is the Great Outdoors! We have acres of space to enjoy and lots of wild flora and fauna to spot on our trails. Our beautifully restored Walled Garden, right beside Bak’d Café, also has loads of space for children to run around while you enjoy a coffee.

Are the trails buggy friendly?

Our walking trails are not tarmacadamed but hardcored. The best trail for buggies is our Green Trail. The Green long loop is a really lovely walk but has one steep part. It’s still suitable for a buggy but you may need a bit of muscle to push the buggy up! Just choose the short or medium loop instead.

Are there any childrens clubs running in Belmont?

At Belmont we’re passionate about bringing people of all ages closer to nature. The Forest Club is located right in the heart of Belmont Demesne. Children can learn about nature through fun hands-on activities and experiences. The Forest Club runs after-school clubs, forest school sessions, kids’ camps and birthday parties. They are a great way for children to learn new skills, gain an appreciation for the great outdoors and have lots of fun too!

Read more here !

Are the walking trails wheelchair accessible?

The short and medium versions on the clockwise green ‘hike and bike’ trail would be challenging but are indeed wheelchair accessible. The car park area, access to the walled garden and toilets facilities are all wheelchair accessible too.