Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Highway to health – Antrim Loughshore

The walk is situated adjacent to Antrim, a town steeped in history and with many places of interest. The aim of the walk is to encourage people of all ages to walk for leisure and good health.

 

COUNTY
Antrim

DISTANCE – 2 miles

STEPS – 3988

OS MAP
Sheet 14
NEAREST TOWN
Antrim Town
ROUTE SHAPE
Circular
ROUTE TYPE
Highway to Health, Riverside, Urban
TERRAIN
Off–road paths
GRID REFERENCE (START)
J153870
GRID REFERENCE (END)
J153870

 

Click here to download a map of the walk.

Point of Interest

Antrim Castle Gardens

Route Description

Turn right onto the river path and follow the signs up to a footbridge. Cross the river and proceed towards the town, turning left onto Market Square. Near the bottom of the square, turn left onto a walkway leading back to the river. Turn right and follow the signs into Antrim Castle Gardens, passing an ancient motte. Recross the river and turn right onto the riverside path leading to Antrim Lough Shore Park. As the path enters the car park, turn left towards Lough Road. Turn left again onto Lough Road and continue until a further left turn completes the route at the Antrim Forum.

Getting to the Start

Starting at a kilometre marker leading from Antrim Forum car park to the Six Mile Water.

Facilities

At the Lough Shore Park, there are toilet facilities and a café (open all year round) and a caravan park (open Easter to October)

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