This walking tour takes in the historic sites and locations dotted around Ballywalter, Ballywalter Beach and other sites located on the Irish Sea coast of the Ards Peninsula. Ballywalter is an old fishing village with a harbour dating back to the mid 1800’s.
Distance 1.8 miles
OS Map 21
Terrain Roads, pavements, coastal paths
Nearest Town Ballywalter
Route Shape Linear
Grid Reference J607715
Route Type Coastal
The walking tour starts at Ballywalter Park and the Lime Kilns and ends at the old Parish Church and graveyard.
The walker can enjoy the sites and sounds of village life as he completes the route.
Lime Kilns, The old Anderson shelter, the Perch and Shipwrecks, harbour, lifeboat and skulmartin lightship, war memorial and square, Presbyterian Church, Holy Trinity Church of Ireland, Whitechurch and Graveyard
Ballywalter is situated on the Irish Sea coast of the Ards Peninsula, 11 miles outside of Newtownards. It can be reached by car from Newtownards, via Greyabbey.
Leaving Newtownards, follow the Portaferry Road out of the town. Continue on this road (A20) until you reach Greyabbey. At the mini-roundabout turn left and follow the main street until you reach the T-junction. Turn right here and follow the signs for Ballywalter.
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