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Lower Bann Cycleway (long)

The low-lying landscape of this river corridor provides a gentle cycle, leaving cyclists to enjoy the route at their leisure, relax and take in the scenery of the Lower Bann. The cycleway passes through or close to the towns of Toome, Portglenone, Kilrea, Ballymoney and Coleraine.

County

Antrim

Nearest Town

Toome

Route Type

Riverside

AONB

Other Area

Grid Ref (Start)

H988905

Distance

45 miles

OS Map

4, 8 & 14

Route Shape

Linear

On/Off Road

On Public road

Grid Ref (End)

C772361

terrain

Mainly tarmac roads and gravel paths

route description

Follows the Lower Bann River, passing alongside Canal Walk in Toome, then onto Portglenone, Ballymoney, then Mountsandel Fort, Christie Park and Hezlett House in Coleraine, before finishing at The Barmouth in Castlerock.

Please refer to Lower Bann Cycleway map. See Attachments.

getting to the start

Train stations that serve the Lower Bann Cycleway are Ballymoney and Coleraine. Bicycles will be carried free of charge on Translink train services; but are not permitted on trains from Monday to Friday, prior to 9.30am. Goldliner services with stops that serve the Lower Bann Cycleway include Service 218 for Ballymoney and Coleraine, whilst Service 212 stops at the Toome bypass.

traffic

There are many traffic free sections, however you will encounter public roads, mainly at Portglenone and Coleraine.

facilities

There are refreshment and toilet facilities at Toome, Portglenone and Coleraine.

information for People with a Disability

Relatively flat, well surfaced tarmac roads

available publications

Lower Bann Cycleway Leaflet

Available from Sustrans - Tel: 0845 113 0065.

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