This 191 hectare estate has been transformed into a wonderful park with all manner of attractions, activities, mature woodland and magnificent coastal views. This short 1km route takes you to the centre of the action where you can explore all the park has to offer.
|Nearest Town||Larne||OS Map||9|
|Route Type||Coastal, Parkland and Grassland||Route Shape||Linear|
|AONB||Antrim Coast & Glens||Grid Ref (Start)||D385066|
|Public Roads||On Public Road||Grid Ref (End)||D385066|
From Drains Bay the route starts with a colourful children’s playground, then continues along until you see a National Cycle Network milestone directing you to turn left onto a mature tree-lined avenue. Continue towards another children’s activity centre, and then right onto the park’s main road. This is shared with cars and walkers.
At the Visitor Centre just ahead, pick up a leaflet and begin exploring all the attractions at your leisure. The unique hornbeam maze in the shape of Northern Ireland, woodland walks, beautiful walled garden with sundials, Activity Centre and the Family Zone should keep your family busy for most of the day. To exit, retrace your tracks back to Drains Bay or continue along the main exit onto the Causeway Coastal Route.
Just cycle onwards for 1 mile and you will come to the picturesque Ballygally Beach.
This route has accessible toilet facilities.
This is a lovely short cycle that is great for children learners from Drains Bay to the Activity Centre.
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