Donaghadee – Ulster Scots Walk

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Donaghadee – Ulster Scots Walk

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    County Down

    Distance 3.2 miles

    OS Map Sheet 15

    Terrain Tarmac/Paving

    Nearest Town Donaghadee

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J59159

    Route Type Coastal, Urban

    Route Description

    Start at the public car park just off Moat Avenue, then cross the road to begin your walk on the footpath towards the harbour. After eploring the harbour, keep the sea on your left and walk south towards a park called The Commons. At the end of the Commons, just after the tennis courts and the bowling green, you can turn right to continue back into town down the Millisle road, or if you want to extend the walk you can follow a little stony, uneven path, which hugs the coastline and rejoins the road a little further on. Continue the walk down High Street for a few hundred metres, passing Irelands oldest licenced pub Grace Neils and then turn left down Church lane. Go through the graveyard, noting all the Scottish surnames that are still prevelant in this area today, and come out on Church Place before turning right down Union Street and then left down Moat Street to return to the car park.

    Point of Interest

    The Commons, Donaghadee Church

    Getting to the start

    Start at the public car park just off Moat Avenue.

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