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Highway to Health, ECOS

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.

It is measured from outside the main entrance to the ecos millennium environmental centre. The complete route is in an environmentally managed area and is mostly on a pedestrian only footpath.

County

Antrim

Distance

1.9 miles

OS Map

Sheet 09

Nearest Town

Ballymena

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Highway to Health, Lakeland, Parkland & Grassland

Terrain

Footpath

Grid Reference (Start)

D118040

Grid Reference (End)

D118040

Point of Interest

Lake, grassland and woodland habitats

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

The route follows the path around the lake, passing through semi-natural grassland and woodland habitats where a profusion of flora and fauna can be seen including mallard, moorhen, meadow pipit, grasshopper warbler, kestrel, dragonflies, small tortoiseshell, orange-tip, bush vetch and water forget-me-not. The walker will also experience the contrast between the serenity of nature and the bustle of the nearby motorway.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Take the Ecos Centre exit from the Broughshane-Ballymena roundabout.

Facilities

Parking

Publication

-

Publication Availability

-

Walk Location
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Ratings and Comments

★★★★★
DIVYANAHU VISHWAKARMA 13 July, 2016 @ 15:19

Nice

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