Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Highway to Health – Ballymena Town (A&B)

This urban walk is part of the Highway to Health Scheme – a simple and innovative scheme which aims to encourage people of all ages to walk for leisure and good health. It uses pole signs at one kilometre intervals on an established route.

 

COUNTY
Antrim

DISTANCE – 2.9 miles

STEPS – 4200

OS MAP
Sheet 9
NEAREST TOWN
Ballymena
ROUTE SHAPE
Circular
ROUTE TYPE
Highway to Health, Urban
TERRAIN
Urban landscape, tarmac/paving
GRID REFERENCE (START)
D111039
GRID REFERENCE (END)
D111039

 

Click here to download a map of the walk.

Route Description

Walk A commences outside the main gate of the Hospital/Health Centre. It proceeds towards the town centre and turns left at the chapel into Broughshane Road. At the ECOS roundabout it veers left into Fry’s Road, follows round to the Cushendall Road roundabout and turns left again back towards the Hospital.

Walk B commences on the town side of the Leisure Centre. It goes via Trostan Avenue and Meetinghouse Lane, emerging on to Church Street opposite the Tourist Information Centre. It goes out Broughshane Street turning left into Parkway at the roundabout. It leaves Parkway via a pedestrian access into Ballymoney Road, goes along Mill Street before turning right into Bridge Street. The Town Hall, which is located at this junction, will contain a Museum and Arts Centre. The route returns to the Leisure Centre via the Larne Road dual carriageway and Demesne Avenue.

Getting to the Start

Both walks can be commenced at any point and walked in either direction.

Facilities

Parking