Christie Park/Somerset Riverside Park, Coleraine

Cycling Route

This short family cycle ride starts at the main car park within Christie Park, located on the westen bank of the Lower Bann between the two road bridges in Coleraine town centre. Cyclists follow the riverside path in a southerly direction, passing under the Sandelford Bridge, and continuing south through Somerset Riverside Park, until reaching the end of the route at the public car park. At this point cyclists can turn and retrace their route back to the start, or enjoy a walk through Somerset Forest on the opposite side of the road.

Public roads: Off Public Road

Getting to the start:
NCN 93 and 96 (The Lower Bann Cycleway) both pass through Christie Park.

Coleraine is serviced by the Belfast/Londonderry railway line and Ulsterbus services.

Christie Park is accessed by car via Strand Road (A29).

Traffic: Public car parks at both ends of the linear cycle route.

Nearest town:



1 - 2 miles

OS map:

Sheet 4 Discoverer Series

Start Point:


Finish Point:



Level bitmac surfaced shared use path.

Point of interest:

Lower Bann River, Somerset Riverside Park, Mountsandel fort, The Cutts.


Refreshments available in Coleraine. Toilet facilities at Christie Park Car Park.

Accessibility information:

Level bitmac surfaced shared use pathway.

Accessible toilet facilities:



"Cycling in the Borough of Coleraine" leaflet.

Publication availability:

Coleraine TIC Tel: 028 7034 4723

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Coleraine Visitor Information Centre
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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