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Highway to Health, Armagh (A)

This walk starts at Mall West and is centered around the urban area of Armagh. The walk is free to use. City centre car parking is available at Sainsburys and St Patricks Trian.

County

Armagh

Distance

3.4 miles

OS Map

19

Nearest Town

Armagh

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Highway to Health, Urban

Terrain

Urban footpaths

Grid Reference (Start)

H879451

Grid Reference (End)

H879451

Point of Interest

City architecture inc. Georgian buildings, Armagh Jail

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Start outside Department of Agriculture building on the Mall West. Proceed along Mall West into Barrack St., round to the Newry Rd, then turn towards the Leisure Centre via Folly Lane. The route then goes along Killuney Drive, Barrack Hill, Drumadd Rd and turns back into town via College Hill before rejoining Mall West.

Getting to the Start

Armagh City Centre

Facilities

City centre cafes and restaurants. Orchard Leisure Centre.

Publication

Highway to Health Armagh

Publication Availability

Tourist Information Centre 028 3752 1800

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
 
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Ratings and Comments

★★★★☆
J. Smith 23 July, 2013 @ 10:03

Good walk. Perhaps more prominence should be give to the beauty of the Folly River/Glen which runs parrallel to Killuney Drive before its junction with Barrack Hill. There is a pathway which runs along the river. Of special interest are the buzzards which appear to be nesting in the area.

At Drumadd Road junction with Victoria Street (in spring time when there is less vegetation), the river passes under a bridge where Dippers can clearly be seen.

For an urban walk, there is a lot of nature spotting opportunities.

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