This article is about the Class III road numbered C281 maintained by DfI Roads. For other roads numbered C281, see C281.
The C281 starts in Downpatrick on the A25 and follows Saul Way and Scotch Street round the corner before turning north east onto Saul Street. After a mini roundabout this becomes Saul Road on its way out of town. The road reaches Saul itself and encounters a T junction. A spur heads west from here back to the A25 at the north edge of Downpatrick. Going east, the road continues towards Raholp and terminates on the A25 nearby.