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A pleasant circular route through the open spaces of Ballee in Ballymena.




2.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 9

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Parkland & Grassland, Urban


Generally level

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Log tailed tit, Lapwing & Meadow pipit

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Commencing from the Ballee roundabout picnic site (in front of McCosh's car showroom) on the Antrim Road, Ballymena. Walk towards the town centre and turn right into Ballee Way. Follow the path down to the bottom of the estate and cross the road to join the path opposite. Turn right and continue in an anticlockwise direction going over O'Hara's Bridge back to this juntion. Follow the path, staying close to the Deerfin Burn, to the rear of the Phoenix Petrol Station. Turn left to go back to the starting point.

Getting to the Start

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Ballymena Walks

Publication Availability

Tourist Information Centre - Free

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland

Ratings and Comments

Josh 12 October, 2017 @ 11:44

Not worth it. Directions unclear/incorrect (the car showroom now has a different name, also, where is the "bottom" of the estate?)

The walk itself seems to be around a loyalist estate. There is a lot of waste ground, strewn with litter. Not clear where O'Hara's bridge is.

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