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Christie Park & Somerset

Pleasant riverside walk along surfaced footpaths, starting in the centre of Coleraine and finishing close to The Cutts area and oppostite the historic Mountsandel Fort. The walk passes through two Council parks, both with different habitats that are managed in entirely different ways.

County

Londonderry

Distance

2 miles

OS Map

Sheet 4

Nearest Town

Coleraine

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Riverside

Terrain

Riverside surfaced pathways

Grid Reference (Start)

C847318

Grid Reference (End)

C853304

Point of Interest

Mountsandel Fort, visible across the river

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

The starting point for this walk is the car park in Christie Park. Follow the riverside pathway towards the new bridge (away from the town centre old bridge). Having passed under the new bridge, take the path to the leftand proceed along this narrow riverside pathway until reaching the Somerset Riverside Park car park.

Take time along the route to enjoy the views over the Bann and study the interpretation panels provided. Having reached the car park walkers have the option of crossing the road and further enjoying a variety of walks within Somerset Forest.

Getting to the Start

The start point for this walk is Christie Park Car park in Coleraine, accessed via the A29 (Strand Road).

Accessibility Grade

Grade 3

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets with RADAR key
Disabled parking

Facilities

Toilets (disabled) available in in the car park on the Strand Road. Refreshments available in Coleraine.

Publication

N/A

Publication Availability

N/A

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Ratings and Comments

James Taggart 1 January, 2010 @ 12:00

I try to walk along this route almost on a daily basis with my 2 dogs. Dark winter nights are a bit of a problem. I would recommend this walk to everybody. I would also like to say that the "gravel dust path" has been upgraded. We have a superb tarmac path all the way to Somerset.

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