Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Highway to Health – Newtownards

These two routes are measured from Ards Leisure Centre in an anti–clockwise direction. Walk 1 goes around the town of Newtownards and is 3.31km. Walk 2 includes a walk around Kiltonga Nature Reserve/Dam Bottoms and is 2.87km long.

These walks are 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
Down

DISTANCE – 2.6 miles

STEPS – 4138

OS MAP
Sheet 15
NEAREST TOWN
Newtownards
ROUTE SHAPE
Circular
ROUTE TYPE
Highway to Health
TERRAIN
Tarmac/paving
GRID REFERENCE (START)

GRID REFERENCE (END)

Click here to download a map of the walk.

Point of Interest

The Priory, Market Cross, The Arts Centre

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Strangford Lough

Route Description

Please see the Newtownards Highway to Health leaflet, available for download on this page.

Getting to the Start

Both walks can be accessed at any point along the walk and can be done in either direction.