Portglenone

Cycling Route

From Porglenone Marina turn Left (L) onto Gortgole Rd and head north to the T-junction with Tamlaght Rd (4miles) Turn Right (Rt) crossing Town Hill Rd to reach Lisnahunshin Road (1.5m). Turn right and head south for 1.3m and turn Left for Moboy Rd. Ascend Moboy Rd for 1.6m and cross the Duneoin Rd onto Granagh Road. A gentle downhill stretch for 2.5m before turning Left at Dreen Rd. Straight ahead passing through Cullybackey before turning Right at Fenaghy Road (1.1m). Staight ahead for 2.7m to the roundabout at Galgorm. Turn Right and follow the Galgorm Rd to Gracehill. Turn Right into Cennick Rd before taking a Rt onto the Tuppenny Rd. Turn Right at the T-juntion with Straid Road heading to Ahoghill.From Ahoghill Main Street turn Right at the Diamond and the immediately Left into Brook Street. Continue straight ahead for 3.3m to the crossroad at Garvaghy Rd (Mid way along this section the route links with NCN96) Turn Left and immediately Right and follow the Garvaghy Road to the juntion with Cullybackey Rd. Turn Left and take car on the steep hill approaching Portglenone. Continue along Main Street before turning Right at the Wild Duck Inn onto the Gortgole Rd and the start point.

Public roads: On Public Road

Getting to the start:
Portglenone Marina. NCN 96
Buses available from Ballymena.

Traffic: Normally quiet with occasional slow-moving farm vehicles and commuter traffic

Nearest town:

Portglenone

Distance:

21miles

OS map:

8

Start Point:

C975049

Finish Point:

c975040

Terrain:

Smooth tarmac roads

Point of interest:

Arthur Cottage
Moravian Church Gracehill
Cistercian Abbey Portglenone

Facilities:

Refeshments are available in all the villages.

Accessibility information:

Route is graded as Tough with medium traffic.

Accessible toilet facilities:

Yes

Publication:

The Causeway Coast & Glens - Your Guide to Cycling

Publication availability:

Ballymena TIC, The Braid Townhall Museum and Arts Centre.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballymena Tourist Information Centre "The Braid"
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