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The Fisheries

A very scenic cycle ride to the south west of Ballymoney town focusing on quiet rural countryside in the Lower Bann Valley

County

Antrim

Nearest Town

Ballymoney

Route Type

Riverside

AONB

Other Area

Grid Ref (Start)

C901254

Distance

15 miles

OS Map

8

Route Shape

Circular

On/Off Road

On Public road

Grid Ref (End)

C901254

terrain

Mostly flat and quiet rural roads.

route description

Starting at Drumaheglis Marina turn right onto Glenstall Road and continue to end of the road. Turn left onto Bann Road and immediately right onto Vow Road. After passing the Anglers Rest pub / restaurant, the Movanagher Fish Farm is a few hundred yards further on the right hand side. Continue on Vow Road and then turn left onto Bendooragh Road. Continue along this road to Bendooragh village. Go straight over the cross roads onto Drumahiskey Road and into Balnamore village and continue on. Turn right into Glenstall road and continue on to the entrance of Drumaheglis marina.

getting to the start

Drumaheglis Marina is signposted from Ballymoney town off the B66 Bann Road.

traffic

Mostly quiet roads with traffic heavier towards Balnamore village.

facilities

Drumaheglis marina, the starting and finishing point of this cycle route offers fully accessible toilet facilities, a small shop, camping, picnic areas and play area. The Anglers Rest is available on the Vow Road for refreshments/comfort stop and there is Sketchers coffee shop in Bendooragh village and a small shop in Balnamore village. Movanagher Fish Farm, producing 1 million brown and rainbow trout each year, welcomes visitors by prior appointment. Tel. 028 295 40533.

information for People with a Disability

Drumaheglis marina and caravan site offers fully accessible facilities.

available publications

Cycle Ballymoney

Available at Ballymoney TIC.

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