Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Highway to Health – Ballymoney

Starting in Riverside Park main car park the route begins in the wooded section of the park, then on road through a section of Ballymoney Town then back into a newer section of Riverside Park. The walk can be commenced from any point and walked in either direction.

 

COUNTY
Antrim

DISTANCE – 3 miles

STEPS – 4100

OS MAP
Sheet 8
NEAREST TOWN
Ballymoney Town Centre
ROUTE SHAPE
Circular
ROUTE TYPE
Highway to Health, Parkland and Grassland, Riverside, Urban, Woodland
TERRAIN
Flat level parkland/ footpaths
GRID REFERENCE (START)
C952253
GRID REFERENCE (END)
C952253

 

Click here to download a map of the walk.

 

Point of Interest

Visit the Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden on route

Route Description

Starting at the main Riverside Park Car Park off Armour Avenue, follow the path network to the right underneath the road bridge and along the north side of Ballymoney River. Cross at the third footbridge and follow the path round to the right and along the south side of the River. Continue until the path passes Trolans garage on the left and comes up onto the Ballymena Road. Cross and turn right along Rodeing Foot, Meetinghouse Street and Castle Street. At Bravallen Road turn left and second left again back into Riverside Park via the Bravallen Road Car Park. Follow the path across the footbridge making a right turn back to the starting point at the main car park.

Getting to the Start (by Car)

From the town centre follow signs for the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre. At Rodeing Foot take a right turn into Armour Avenue just before Trolan’s Garage, the car park is on the right.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed.

Facilities

Two car parks, toilets and childrens play area in Riverside Park. Various town amenities to hand in the urban section including retail/toilets etc.