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.




2.06 miles

OS Map

Sheet 15

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Highway to Health


Tarmac/ paving

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


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

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk





Publication Availability


Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland