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Highway to Health, Mater Hospital, The Louis McNiece Walk

This urban walk is 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.

The walk around the Mater Hospital area is to aid health promotion to staff, patients and visitors





1.77 miles

OS Map

Sheet 15

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Highway to Health, Urban


Urban landscape, tarmac / paving

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Belfast Royal Academy, St Malachys College

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Following much of the same route as The Academy Walk, leave the McAuley building onto the Crumlin Road and turn left onto Annesley Street. Go up the Antrim road past St. Malachy's College, and turn left onto the Cliftonville Road. After passing the Belfast Royal Academy, continue a short distance and then turn left onto Rosapenna Street. Turn left again from here onto the Oldpark Road, and then onto the Crumlin road before returning to the Mater.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Start at the main door of the McAuley Building of the Mater Hospital.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control.


In the hospital

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland

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