Braid River Path

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4.3 km
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98 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Braid River Path is a quick and easy adventure in Ballymena, County Antrim that will lead you along the winding banks of a river for some beautiful views. While out walking the trail, you will stroll alongside the Braid River and relax in the lovely waterside setting, as you enjoy views of the surrounding farmland. The easy-going terrain and short overall distance of this route make it suitable for walkers of all ages and skill levels.

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Route Description for Braid River Path

Featuring some lovely farmland in the surrounding area and a pleasant riverside atmosphere, the Braid River Path is a great way to escape the chaos of the city and relax as you stroll the winding banks of the river.

Setting out from the trailhead of Grange Road, you will head through the light tree cover to the southwest until you arrive at the banks of the edge of the Braid River. From here, you will continue on to the southwest and enjoy the views of the peaceful farmland surrounding you, as you follow the winding riverbank towards the edge of the Galgorm Castle Golf Club. At this point, you will turn back and retrace your steps along the trail to return to the starting point for the Braid River Path.

Getting to the Braid River Path Trailhead

The trailhead for the Braid River Path can be found along Grange Road, just 1.1 km southwest of the Ballymena railway station.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground


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  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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