Christie Park/Somerset Riverside Park, Coleraine
|County||Londonderry||Distance||1 - 2 miles|
|Nearest Town||Coleriane||OS Map||Sheet 4 Discoverer Series|
|Route Type||Parkland and Grassland, Riverside, Urban||Route Shape||Linear|
|AONB||Other Area||Grid Ref (Start)||C845320|
|Public Roads||Off Public Road||Grid Ref (End)||C853304|
Level bitmac surfaced shared use path.
Point of Interest
Lower Bann River, Somerset Riverside Park, Mountsandel fort, The Cutts.
This short family cycle ride starts at the main car park within Christie Park, located on the westen bank of the Lower Bann between the two road bridges in Coleraine town centre. Cyclists follow the riverside path in a southerly direction, passing under the Sandelford Bridge, and continuing south through Somerset Riverside Park, until reaching the end of the route at the public car park. At this point cyclists can turn and retrace their route back to the start, or enjoy a walk through Somerset Forest on the opposite side of the road.
Getting to the Start
NCN 93 and 96 (The Lower Bann Cycleway) both pass through Christie Park.
Coleraine is serviced by the Belfast/Londonderry railway line and Ulsterbus services.
Christie Park is accessed by car via Strand Road (A29).
Public car parks at both ends of the linear cycle route.
Refreshments available in Coleraine. Toilet facilities at Christie Park Car Park.
Information for People with a Disability
This route has accessible toilet facilities.
Level bitmac surfaced shared use pathway.
"Cycling in the Borough of Coleraine" leaflet.
Coleraine TIC Tel: 028 7034 4723
Iron Donkey Bicycle Touring
Iron Donkey Bicycle Touring, 15 Ballyknockan Rd, Saintfield
Phone: 028 9081 3200