Highway to Health, Mater Hospital, The Academy 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.

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Highway to Health, Mater Hospital, The Academy Walk

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County Antrim

Distance 2.12 miles

OS Map Sheet 15

Terrain Urban landscape, tarmac/paving

Nearest Town Belfast

Route Shape Circular

Grid Reference J33160 75382

Route Type Highway to Health, Urban

Route Description

Leaving from the McAuley building at the Mater Hospital, walk from Annesley Street to Antrim Road, keeping left onto the Cliftonville Road. Turn left again at Oldpark Avenue, and then again onto Oldpark Road. Finally, continue until you reach the Crumlin Road and finish again at the McAuley building.

Point of Interest

Belfast Royal Academy, St Malachy’s College

Getting to the start

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

Public transport

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Dog Policy

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


In the hospital