Buttermilk Bridge

Walking Route

Broughshane is known as the "Garden Village of Ulster" thanks to its floral displays. Over 75,000 flowers are planted annually winning the village many national and international awards. Suitable for wheel chair users.


1.5 miles

Start Point:


Finish Point:


Point of interest:

Dipper, Malard & Moorhen

Nearest town:


OS map:

Sheet 9


Level surface


Starting at Houston's Mill car park follow the path that leads to Broughshane Main Street. Take care crossing the road to the entry archway of the Buttermilk Bridge Walk. Follow the path in an anti-clockwise direction staying close to the river until you reach the play park and car park.Turn left and go down Knockan Road to Main Street, turn left and proceed back to the Houston's Mill site.

The path is well maintained and has no steep inclines or obstacles, making it wheelchair user friendly, and although there are a few drains and uneven patches in places on the Main Street, it is generally not too bad.


Public toilets in village. The Thatch Inn and numerous cafes (many have steps).

Accessible toilet facilities:


Accessible terrain:

Level tarmac paths


Ballymena Walks

Publication availability:

This free publication is available from Ballymena Tourist Information Centre. Tel: Tel: (028) 2563 5900 or Email: tourist.information@ballymena.gov.uk.

Getting to the start by public transport:

The car park at Houston's Mill is located just off the Main Street in Broughshane.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballymena Tourist Information Centre "The Braid"
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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