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Highway to Health, Larne

This is a signed walk starting at Larne Leisure Centre, along the Promenade, to the Coast Road to Carnfunnock Country Park. Dogs to be kept on a lead.

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.




4 miles

OS Map

Sheet 9

Nearest Town

Larne, Carnfunnock Country Park

Route Shape


Route Type

Coastal, Highway to Health, Urban


Flat with minor slopes.

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Views of the coast and North Channel. Promenade fitness trail. Carnfunnock Country Park.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Antrim Coast & Glens

Route Description

From Larne Leisure Centre, walk along the Promenade for 1 mile until the junction with the Coast Road. Follow the footway beside the Antrim Coast Road for 2 miles through to Drains Bay car park where there is a pleasant 1 mile off-road walk leading into Carnfunnock Country Park.

Most of the Promenade is within an Area of Special Scientific Interest because of its geology. If the tide is out you would notice the distinct colour differences in the rocks. These rocks are 200 million years old and an ichthyosaur fossil that was found here is now on display in the Ulster Museum.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Parking available adjacent to Larne Leisure Centre.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be under control at all times. Use bins for waste.


Toilets at Agnew Street and Narrow Gauge Road, Larne and Carnfunnock Country Park. Refreshments available in the Prom Cafe within the Leisure Centre, cafes in Larne town and at Carnfunnock Country Park from mid March to September and weekends in October.


Highway to Health

Publication Availability

Out of print

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