Highway to Health, Donaghadee 1

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The walk take place in Donaghadee, a town which has been described as one of the best kept secrets of the Ulster coastline, only 21 miles from Scotland and once the premier ferry port between Ireland and Scotland.

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.

Millisle Beach is a nearby attraction.

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Highway to Health, Donaghadee 1

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    County Down

    Distance 1.65 miles

    OS Map Sheet 15

    Terrain Tarmac/paving

    Nearest Town Donaghadee

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J592799

    Route Type Highway to Health

    Route Description

    Route 1 marked in yellow is 2.66 kms (1.65 miles) with an estimated target time of 25-26 minutes. The walk starts at the bottom of New Street, proceeds up New Street out the Millisle Road, down into the Commons recreation area where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Copeland islands and the Scottish coast. The route proceeds through the car park coming back into the town via the ancient harbour.

    Point of Interest

    Millisle Beach

    Getting to the start

    The route can be accessed at any point and walked in either direction.

    Public transport

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

    Dog Policy

    Dogs are allowed. Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control.