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Starting at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre turn right onto Garryduff Road and then left onto Glenlough Road. Go straight over the A26 - be extra careful. Go straight over the next cross roads, still continuing on the Glenlough Road and crossing the railway line. At the t-junction turn right onto Tummock Road. At the end of the road, turn right onto Loughabin Road. At the cross roads turn left onto Knockahollet road. Continue to the cross roads and go straight over - take extra care. Continue to follow Knockahollet road as it skirts Lissanoure estate. Turn left onto Ballyveely road. Continue to the crossroads where you turn left onto Pharis Road. At the cross roads go straight over - take extra care. Turn left onto Moor road. At the cross roads go straight over, still on the Moor Road. Take care descending towards first Kilraughts reformed presbyterian church. At the t-junction turn left onto Moyan road. Continue and turn right into Pinehill Road. At the t-junction turn right onto Lisboy Road. At the cross roads turn left onto Loughabin road. Turn right onto Tummock Road. Turn left onto Glenlough Road, recrossing the railway line. Go straight over the cross roads and with extreme care go straight over the next cross roads with the A26, still on the Glenlough Road. Turn right onto Garryduff Road and back to Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre.

Public roads: On Public Road

Getting to the start: The Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre is signed from the A26 along the B62

Traffic: Relatively quiet rural roads except A26 crossing points where particular care needs to be taken

Start Point:
C963248

Finish Point:
C963248

Distance:
19.5

Terrain:
Relatively quiet rural roads with several steep hill climbs, i.e Knockahollet Road

Point of interest:
On the right, after you pass Knockahollet School, are the remains of a Norma motte and bailey fort. A bronze age burial was also found on this site. Lissanoure Castle was the estate of the Macartney family. George Maccrtney (1737-1806) was the first British Ambassador to China. The hill at First Kilraughts Presbyterian Church was the gathering place for an army of 5,000 united Irishmen in June 1798. Some of the sites are located on private land and can only be accessed with the owners prior permission.

Facilities:
Car parking, toilets and refreshments are available at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre

Publication:
Cycle Ballymoney

Publication availability:
Available at Ballymoney TIC, 028 2766 0230

Nearest town:
Ballymoney

OS map:
8

Accessible toilet facilities:
Yes

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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