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- Whitehead Heritage And Wellbeing Walking Trail
Take a hike
Whether it’s a leisurely stroll or a brisk walk, there’s no healthier or more enjoyable way to soak up the unique atmosphere of Carrickfergus’s many parks, gardens and scenic pathways.
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For further information on walks and tours please contact the Tourist Information Centre.
Parks & Gardens
Marine Gardens: These include sunken gardens, a clock tower, children’s play area, manicured lawns and the town’s war memorial.
Knot Garden: A recreation of the formal Jacobean Knot Garden Palace, home to Sir Arthur Chichester, who supervised the building of stone Town Wall in 1608.
Shaftsbury Park: Tree lined avenues, with the rose and shrub beds. The ideal place for a quiet stroll or to watch summer bowling.
Blackhead Path, Whitehead: The Path consists of several different walks up to two miles in length, with carefully located rest areas where you can enjoy majestic views across the Irish Sea to the Copeland Islands and Scotland.
Timeless Trail: This Trail follows the Carrickfergus Waterfront and takes in the main attractions of the town, including the US Rangers Centre and the Andrew Jackson Cottage, St Nicholas’ Church, the Gasworks Museum, Legg Park, the Marine Gardens, the Town Hall and Carrickfergus Castle. Less than 5 miles.
The Ulster Way: The Ulster Way is an established route through Ulster’s heritage. The Greenisland section takes in the Knockagh Monument with its stunning views over Carrickfergus and Belfast Lough.
Whitehead Heritage and Wellbeing Trail: The Whitehead Heritage and Wellbeing Trail takes you around ten key points of interest in the town. There is interpretive signage at each point, with detailed information about that location. more information on trail here.
Highway to Health: The Carrickfergus & Whitehead Highway to Health Programme is an exercise initiative aimed at beating heart disease and stroke. The 3.5km Carrickfergus route and 2km Whitehead route are so convenient that it's possible to take the Highway to Health during a lunch break from your place of work!
Carrickfergus Walk 2 Health
Contact name: Lilian Barfoot
Contact name: John Field
Greenisland Walking Group
Contact name: Halys O'Neill Milo Robinson
For further information please contact:
Tourist Information Centre
Telephone: 028 9335 8049