Livery Hill/Metal Bridge walk

BALLYMONEY Borough Council in association with the Bank of Ireland invites you to come along and enjoy this circular 3-mile walk on Thursday 5 August.

Thursday, 29th July 2010, 4:37 pm
Updated Monday, 2nd August 2010, 5:25 pm

Stranocum Village is the starting and finishing point, allowing walkers the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the Bush Valley and Livery Hill, once an historic horse-racing course!

The route includes sections of the River Bush, quiet country lanes and the Metal Bridge foot crossing at a ford in the River. Views of this idyllic rural countryside include thatched dwelling houses and the historic Stranocum Hall dating back to the 18th century when the Hutchinson family owned the estate.

Walkers will also have the opportunity to view the Stranocum Raths, excellent examples of these ancient monuments dating from 350AD-1,000AD, the fortified homes of early communities. To aid recovery, light refreshments will be available at the end of the walk at the Stranocum and District Community site! The walk commences at 7.00pm at Stranocum Community site and costs 2 per person, with a family concession of 5. Alternatively, participants can meet up at Townhead Street Car Park at 6.30pm. Your own transport is required. For further information please contact the Countryside Access Officer 028 27660227 or visit www.ballymoney.gov.uk