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Highway to Health, Randalstown

This walk can be accessed from Randalstown’s beautiful and historic Viaduct Walkway and follows the scenic River Maine pathway. Continue following the signs and turn left at the playing fields onto the Ahoghill Road which connects with the Portglenone Road finally crossing at Main Street and finishing at the Viaduct entrance on New Street. The total route is 2.8 km and each km is clearly marked throughout the route. This route can be walked in either direction, returning you to the point you started from.

County

Antrim

Distance

1.7 miles

OS Map

Sheet 14

Nearest Town

Randalstown

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Highway to Health, Riverside, Urban

Terrain

Flat, occasional steep hill

Grid Reference (Start)

J080904

Grid Reference (End)

J080904

Point of Interest

Randalstown Viaduct and the River Maine

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

This route has been established in joint partnership with Antrim Borough Council and Randalstown ARCHES Community Association in order to promote a holistic physical activity contributing to a positive and healthy mind. Regular walking can improve symptoms of depression, anxiety and panic attacks; and has a positive effect on an individual’s whole body, emotional well-being, self-esteem and energy levels.

This holistic walk can be accessed from Randalstown’s beautiful and historic Viaduct Walkway and follows the scenic River Maine pathway. Continue following the signs and turn left at the playing fields onto the Ahoghill Road which connects with the Portglenone Road finally crossing at Main Street and finishing at the Viaduct entrance on New Street. The total route is 2.8 km and each km is clearly marked throughout the route. This route can be walked in either direction, returning you to the point you started from.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

From Belfast - follow M2 North which leads onto M22. Take A6 exit marked 'Randalstown' onto Ballygrooby Roundabout. At roundabout take A6 exit onto Castle Road. Follow road into Randalstown. Enter Randalstown by going over bridge onto Bridge Street which leads immediately onto Main Street. At Main Street access John Street Car park by turning left (see parking sign by narrow road entrance). Park car and walk onto New Street from car park exit, turn left and walk 100 mtrs until park entrance onto Viaduct is visable on left hand side of road. Mapboard is visable at this point.

Facilities

The route circles Randalstown Main Street where facilities are available typical to a small town (pubs, cafes, spar etc). John Street car park is surrounded by cafes with toillet facilities.

Publication

Highway to Health - Randalstown (leaflet with map)

Publication Availability

Antrim Information Centre 028 9442 8331 and Randalstown Arches Association 028 9447 8471

Walk Location
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