Cycle Northern Ireland -

The Mill

Starting and finishing at Drumaheglis marina and caravan park, this short 4.5 mile cycle uses quiet countryside roads to travel to the historic mill village of Balnamore via a section of NCN96 the Lower Bann Cycleway.

Nearest TownBalnamore Village
Distance4.5 miles
OS Map8
Route TypeUrban
Route ShapeCircular
Public RoadsOn Public Road
AONBOther Area
Grid Ref (Start)C901254
Grid Ref (End)C901254


Easy cycle on quiet rural roads, mostly flat.

Point of Interest

Archaeologists have found evidence that Mesolithic people built settlements along the banks of the River Bann at Drumaheglis. They have also discovered traces of Mediaeval buildings.

During the 1830's, Drumaheglis distillery produced 50,000 - 60,000 gallons of whiskey every year.

Route Description

Starting at Drumaheglis Marina turn left onto Glenstall Road, at the t-junction turn right over the railway and continue through MacFin village. Take a right turn at the cross roads into Taughey Road (or continue straight ahead for 3/4 miles to visit Leslie Hill Open farm, which is on the right hand side). Following the Taughey Road, continue to the next t-junction making a right turn onto Balnamore Road. Continue through Balnamore village to teh next t-junction, looking out for the chimney at Balnamore Mill. Turn right into Glenstall road and continue onto the entrance of Drumaheglis marina.

Getting to the Start

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


Quiet rural roads


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.
There is also a small shop in Balnamore village.

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

Drumaheglis marina and caravan site offers fully accessible facilities.

Available Publication

Cycle Ballymoney

Available at Ballymoney TIC.


This information is provided by Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland, The Stableyard, Barnett's Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5PB.

Tel: 028 9030 3930
Fax: 028 9062 6248

Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions but where such are brought to our attention, the information will be amended accordingly.