Ballywalter Walk

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This walking tour takes in the historic sites and locations dotted around Ballywalter, Ballywalter Beach and other sites located on the Irish Sea coast of the Ards Peninsula. Ballywalter is an old fishing village with a harbour dating back to the mid 1800’s.


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Ballywalter Walk

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    County Down

    Distance 1.8 miles

    OS Map 21

    Terrain Roads, pavements, coastal paths

    Nearest Town Ballywalter

    Route Shape Linear

    Grid Reference J607715

    Route Type Coastal

    Route Description

    The walking tour starts at Ballywalter Park and the Lime Kilns and ends at the old Parish Church and graveyard.

    The walker can enjoy the sites and sounds of village life as he completes the route.

    Point of Interest

    Lime Kilns, The old Anderson shelter, the Perch and Shipwrecks, harbour, lifeboat and skulmartin lightship, war memorial and square, Presbyterian Church, Holy Trinity Church of Ireland, Whitechurch and Graveyard

    Getting to the start

    Ballywalter is situated on the Irish Sea coast of the Ards Peninsula, 11 miles outside of Newtownards. It can be reached by car from Newtownards, via Greyabbey.

    Leaving Newtownards, follow the Portaferry Road out of the town. Continue on this road (A20) until you reach Greyabbey. At the mini-roundabout turn left and follow the main street until you reach the T-junction. Turn right here and follow the signs for Ballywalter.

    Public transport

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    Dog Policy

    Dogs should be kept on leads at all times.


    Car parking is available free of charge around Ballywalter
    Toilets are also available in the village
    Refreshments are also available along the route.