Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Highway to Health

Let’s Go Walking  


Highway to Health is a simple and

innovative scheme which aims to

encourage people of all ages to walk for

leisure and good health. It  uses attractive

pole signs at one kilometre intervals on an

established route.


A regular programme of walking:

  • Keeps your heart strong
  • Improves muscle strength
  • Helps maintain your weight
  • Makes you feel good



To find out about a programmes near you, please click on a walking routes below.

County Antrim, including Belfast

Andersontown  Avoniel Ballyclare Ballee
Ballymena North Ballymena Town A&B Ballymena ECOS Ballymoney
Ballysillan Belfast City Centre Carrickfergus Colin
Grove Leisure Centre Knockbracken Larne Lisburn
Loughshore Mater Hospital Maysfield Muckamore
Musgrave Park Olympia Randalstown Rathcoole
Royal Hospital Shankill Leisure Centre Toomebridge Threemilewater
Valley Park Ulster Hospital Whiteabbey Hospital Whitehead


County Armagh

Armagh A Armagh B Craigavon Loughgall
Lurgan  Milford Richhill


County Down


County Derry/Londonderry


County Fermanagh


County Tyrone


A few useful tips: 

  • People who currently take no exercise will gain most from any increase in physical activity.
  • If you’re not in the habit of taking regular exercise, start slowly, enjoy being out and about, and gradually build up to the amount of time you walk a day.
  • Drink a glass of water before and after you walk, and, don’t forget to wear good, comfortable shoes.
  • Walk safely – observe the Highway Code and wear bright, reflective clothing.
  • Remember, loose clothing is more comfortable and, in winter, add light layers rather than thick, chunky clothes.
  • If you have a history of heart trouble or other significant medical illnesses, talk to your doctor before you start.
  • Stop if you have unusual symptoms, such as chest pain, breathlessness or dizziness and consult your doctor.
  • Why not invite your friends, family or work colleagues to join you when you go walking?