Christie Park & Somerset

Walking Route

Pleasant riverside walk along surfaced footpaths, starting in the centre of Coleraine and finishing close to The Cutts area and opposite the historic Mountsandel Fort. The walk passes through two Council parks, both with different habitats that are managed in entirely different ways.


2 miles

Start Point:


Finish Point:


Point of interest:

Mountsandel Fort, visible across the river

Nearest town:


OS map:

Sheet 4


Riverside surfaced pathways


The starting point for this walk is the car park in Christie Park. Follow the riverside pathway towards the new bridge (away from the town centre old bridge). Having passed under the new bridge, take the path to the left and proceed along this narrow riverside pathway until reaching the Somerset Riverside Park car park, opposite Mountsandel Fort.

Take time along the route to enjoy the views over the Bann and study the interpretation panels provided. Having reached the car park walkers have the option of crossing the road and further enjoying a variety of walks within Somerset Forest.


Toilets (disabled) available in in the car park on the Strand Road. Refreshments available in Coleraine.

Accessible terrain:

Surfaced riverside paths

Getting to the start by public transport:

The start point for this walk is Christie Park Car park in Coleraine, accessed via the A29 (Strand Road).

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

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