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

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

Point of Interest

Antrim Castle Gardens

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

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 (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

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)

Publication

Highway to Health: Let's Go Walking.

Publication Availability

The leaflet is free of charge and available by contacting the Countryside Recreation Officer at Antrim Borough Council on 028 9446 3113.

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