Ballynure to Belfast

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Link Section linking the Quality Section – Glenarm to Ballynure incorporating the Antrim Hills Way to Quality Section – Laganside and Lagan Valley Towpath.

There are good transport links between these Quality Sections.

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Ballynure to Belfast



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County Antrim

Distance 19 miles

OS Map 15

Terrain Rural roads, forest path and cycle paths.

Nearest Town Ballynure

Route Shape Linear

Grid Reference J317936

Route Type Link Section

This is a Link section therefore walkers are actively encouraged to make use of the public transport links between Ballynure and Belfast.

The route between Ballynure and Whiteabbey is on a combination of quiet rural roads and forest tracks through Woodburn Forest. After Whiteabbey the route becomes more urban following National Cycle Network Route 93 through the docks to Belfast.

The route is not signposted on the ground.

For those walkers determined to complete of full circuit of Northern Ireland then accurate maps of this Link section are available to download.

When walking on road sections please observe the Highway Code and it is advised to wear high visibility clothing.

From Ballynure to Whiteabbey Walk for a short distance along the B58; turn right onto the Straid Road leading to the village of the same name. Continue towards the forest on the hill beyond the village. Follow unmarked paths through Woodburn Forest to Knockagh and eventually the B90 to Whiteabbey.

From Whiteabbey to Belfast simply follow coastline along National Cycle Network Route 93.

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Grade 5

  • There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
  • Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
  • Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
  • Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.