This 21 mile cycle route to the south east of Ballymoney focuses on the rural area around Dunloy village, and in doing so, passes through ancient countryside which includes some of Ballymoney's most important Stone Age graves which are in State Care. While most are on private land, Cyclists can stop off at Dooey's Cairn in Dunloy which is signposted.
|Nearest Town||Ballymoney||OS Map||8|
|Route Type||Hill, Urban||Route Shape||Circular|
|AONB||Other Area||Grid Ref (Start)||C963248|
|Public Roads||On Public Road||Grid Ref (End)||C963248|
The route is mostly along quiet relatively flat rural roads, however there is a steep hill climb up the Tullaghans Road.
Point of Interest
Among the ancient sites on the Long Mountain are the Broad Stone and Craigs Dolmen, which are Stone Age graves.
A well preserved Stone Age grave can also be visited at Dooey's Cairn near Dunloy.
These sites are on private land and can only be accessed with the owners proir permission.
Starting at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre, turn right onto Garryduff Road, then right onto Lislagan Road, and turn left at the cross roads onto Bravallen Road. At the cross roads go straight over. At the t-junction turn right onto Tullaghans Road, then turn left onto Mullan Road. Pass Craigs Dolmen on the right and then Craigs Wood on the left. Turn left onto Glenbuck Road and descend down to the cross roads at the Bridge Pub. Turn left onto Bridge Road and continue into Dunloy Village. Turn left onto Tullaghans Road and continue uphill until you turn right into Bravallen Road. Go straight over at the cross roads and continue descending to the next cross roads where you turn right onto Lislagan Road. At the t-junction turn left and continue to the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre.
Getting to the Start
The Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre is signed from the A26 along the B62
With the exception of Bridge Road in Dunloy, traffic will be relatively light although be aware there is a quarry on Mullan Road and cyclists may experience some quarry traffic.
Car parking, toilets and refreshments are available at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre
Information for People with a Disability
This route has accessible toilet facilities.
The Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre offers disabled friendly toilet and refreshment facilities
Available at Ballymoney TIC