Highway to Health, Armagh (A)

(2 reviews)

This walk starts at Mall West and is centered around the urban area of Armagh. The walk is free to use. City centre car parking is available at Sainsburys and St Patricks Trian.

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  • The walk through Folly Glen is pleasant and Dippers and Grey Wagtails can be seen in the river.
    If you don’t want to walk from The Mall, the walk along Folly Glen itself and back is a out one a half miles.
    There are various trails and paths that can be taken with varying degrees of difficulty. The paths are a combination of tarmac, gravel and earth.
    There was little dog fouling on our visit and not too much litter.
    Overall, I would recommend this walk if you are a local or a visitor to Armagh.

    Phil at 6:37 pm
  • Good walk. Perhaps more prominence should be give to the beauty of the Folly River/Glen which runs parrallel to Killuney Drive before its junction with Barrack Hill. There is a pathway which runs along the river. Of special interest are the buzzards which appear to be nesting in the area.

    At Drumadd Road junction with Victoria Street (in spring time when there is less vegetation), the river passes under a bridge where Dippers can clearly be seen.

    For an urban walk, there is a lot of nature spotting opportunities.

    J. Smith at 5:07 pm
  • County Armagh

    Distance 3.4 miles

    OS Map 19

    Terrain Urban footpaths

    Nearest Town Armagh

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference H87775 45193

    Route Type Highway to Health, Urban

    Route Description

    Start outside Department of Agriculture building on the Mall West. Proceed along Mall West into Barrack St., round to the Newry Rd, then turn towards the Leisure Centre via Folly Lane. The route then goes along Killuney Drive, Barrack Hill, Drumadd Rd and turns back into town via College Hill before rejoining Mall West.

    Point of Interest

    City architecture inc. Georgian buildings, Armagh Jail

    Public transport

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk


    City centre cafes and restaurants. Orchard Leisure Centre.