Highway to Health, ECOS

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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.

It is measured from outside the main entrance to the ecos millennium environmental centre. The complete route is in an environmentally managed area and is mostly on a pedestrian only footpath.

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Highway to Health, ECOS

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    County Antrim

    Distance 1.9 miles

    OS Map Sheet 09

    Terrain Footpath

    Nearest Town Ballymena

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference D11808 03534

    Route Type Highway to Health, Lakeland, Parkland & Grassland

    Route Description

    The route follows the path around the lake, passing through semi-natural grassland and woodland habitats where a profusion of flora and fauna can be seen including mallard, moorhen, meadow pipit, grasshopper warbler, kestrel, dragonflies, small tortoiseshell, orange-tip, bush vetch and water forget-me-not. The walker will also experience the contrast between the serenity of nature and the bustle of the nearby motorway.

    Point of Interest

    Lake, grassland and woodland habitats

    Getting to the start

    Take the Ecos Centre exit from the Broughshane-Ballymena roundabout.

    Public transport

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk