Highway to Health, Mater Hospital, The Louis McNiece Walk

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This urban walk is part of the Highway to Health Scheme – a simple and innovative scheme which aims to encourage people of all ages to walk for leisure and good health. It uses pole signs at one kilometre intervals on an established route.

The walk around the Mater Hospital area is to aid health promotion to staff, patients and visitors

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Highway to Health, Mater Hospital, The Louis McNiece Walk



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County Antrim

Distance 1.77 miles

OS Map Sheet 15

Terrain Urban landscape, tarmac / paving

Nearest Town Belfast

Route Shape Circular

Grid Reference J332753

Route Type Highway to Health, Urban

Following much of the same route as The Academy Walk, leave the McAuley building onto the Crumlin Road and turn left onto Annesley Street. Go up the Antrim road past St. Malachy’s College, and turn left onto the Cliftonville Road. After passing the Belfast Royal Academy, continue a short distance and then turn left onto Rosapenna Street. Turn left again from here onto the Oldpark Road, and then onto the Crumlin road before returning to the Mater.

Belfast Royal Academy, St Malachys College

Start at the main door of the McAuley Building of the Mater Hospital.

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Dogs are allowed. Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control.

In the hospital