Cycle Northern Ireland -

Riverside Park, Ballymoney

Riverside park offers a leisurely cycling experience especially for families. The high quality surface is ideal for all users for walking, cycling and the disabled.

Nearest TownBallymoney
Distance1 mile miles
OS Map8
Route TypeParkland and Grassland, Riverside, Urban, Woodland
Route ShapeLinear
Public RoadsOff Public Road
AONBOther Area
Grid Ref (Start)C947252
Grid Ref (End)C959267


This is a shared-use path of high quality 3m wide bitmac.

Point of Interest

This NCN route meanders through the whole Park and includes sections of open grassland, Park Centre with its duck pond and amenity block and Rodeing Foot Wood, a more mature section. Look out for a flash of blue from the elusive Kingfisher.

Route Description

Starting at the main car park at Armour Avenue cyclists have the option of turning left and cycling to Bravallen Road or turning left again half way along to the Leisure Centre. Cyclists may also turn right towards Rodeing Foot Wood and the A26 by-pass. Other intersecting paths in the park can be used to make circular loops however, other paths are less formal and less suitable for shared-use.

Getting to the Start

From the A26 By-pass take the Ballymoney town exit at the Kilraughts Road roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto Rodeing Foot and the next left onto Armour Avenue. The entrance to the park is on the right.


This is a traffic free route with the exception of crossing Rodeing Foot at Trolan's garage. Here cyclists should make use of the cycle crossing island. Cyclists using the extension of the route to the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre should give way to traffic across two laneways.


There are two car parks, one at Bravallen Road, the main one off Armour Avenue. There are toilets at the main car park and a small supermarket close by.

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

The shared use path sections are suitable for disabled users

Available Publication

1. Riverside park, ballymoney 2. The Lower Bann Cycleway 3. Cycle Ballymoney 4. Walk Ballymoney

All publications can be obtained by contacting Ballymoney TIC on 028 27660230


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.