Lower Bann Cycleway (short)
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A quiet cycle follows the River Bann. Perfect for a family day out.
There are two parallel roads only one mile apart with lots of linking roads and so there are a number
of circular routes that you can take depending on the distance you wish to travel.
From Ballymoney we recommend travelling
west through Balnamore village towards the marina set on the banks of the River Bann. From here head south towards Kilrea on the quiet road which offers good views of the river.
After the Angler’s Rest pub you may like to leave the route to explore the old canal and weir at the fish farm. To return take the first left turn south of the canal and travel north along the parallel inland road looking across rich farmland with the Antrim Hills in the background. From Bendooragh you can
either cycle the busy "B" road to Ballymoney or travel straight ahead return to Ballymoney via Balnamore.
Public roads: On Public Road
Getting to the start:
Townhead Street Car Park (free) opposite the Town Hall, Museum and Arts Centre in central Ballymoney is the starting/finishing point for this route.
By Bike: Ballymoney is on National Cyle Route 96 from Lough Neagh up to the Causeway Coast.
By Car: From Belfast, travel up M2 North and continue on to the A26. This road will take you through Ballymena and on to Ballymoney. From Coleraine take the A26 south, signposted Ballymoney.
Traffic: Mainly on quiet country roads following the East bank of the River Bann. Some busy traffic on main road from Bendooragh to Ballymoney.