Highway to Health, Donaghadee 2

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The walks 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 2

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    County Down

    Distance 1 mile

    OS Map Sheet 15

    Terrain Tarmac/paving

    Nearest Town Donaghadee

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J59159 79923

    Route Type Highway to Health

    Route Description

    Route 2 is marked in pink starts at the junction of Bridge Street and Shore Street. Out Shore Street turn left into New Road, left at the Maxol Filling Station into Moat Street, left down Bridge Street to finish. The distance is 1.70 kms (1.06 miles) with a target time of 16-17 minutes with a good view of the Moat perched high above the town.

    Point of Interest

    Millisle Beach

    Getting to the start

    The routes 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.