The low-lying landscape of this river corridor provides a gentle cycle, leaving cyclists to enjoy the route at their leisure, relax and take in the scenery of the Lower Bann. The cycleway passes through or close to the towns of Toome, Portglenone, Kilrea, Ballymoney and Coleraine.
Public roads: On Public Road
Getting to the start:
Train stations that serve the Lower Bann Cycleway are Ballymoney and Coleraine. Bicycles will be carried free of charge on Translink train services; but are not permitted on trains from Monday to Friday, prior to 9.30am.
Goldliner services with stops that serve the Lower Bann Cycleway include Service 218 for Ballymoney and Coleraine, whilst Service 212 stops at the Toome bypass.
Traffic: There are many traffic free sections, however you will encounter public roads, mainly at Portglenone and Coleraine.
OS map:4, 8 & 14
Terrain:Mainly tarmac roads and gravel paths
Point of interest:The route runs through attractive parkland alongside Toome Canal, then close to Portglenone Forest, an ancient woodland that is particularly famous for it s Spring bluebell display. It then passes by Mountsandal Fort in Coleraine and onto the Barmouth at Castlerock, where the Lower Bann enters the Atlantic Ocean.
Facilities:There are refreshment and toilet facilities at Toome, Portglenone and Coleraine.
Accessibility information:Relatively flat, well surfaced tarmac roads
Accessible toilet facilities:Yes
Publication:Lower Bann Cycleway Leaflet
Publication availability:Available from Sustrans - Tel: 0845 113 0065.