BALLYMONEY TO BALLYCASTLE GREENWAY
“Greenway of Thrones”
The Dark Hedges are a famous local attraction – internationally now, due to its inclusion in Game of Thrones – but less well known is the old railway which ran under the road, which could see a greenway bringing tourists to and from Ballymoney and the coastal town of Ballycastle.
|Location||2026 to 2040|
|Title||Belfast and Northern Counties Railway (NCC)|
|Councils||Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council|
Article: Greenway of Thrones (October 2014)
“The spectacular Dark Hedges near Armoy in County Antrim provided a perfect natural set for the Kingsroad in Game of Thrones. However, here lies a piece of hidden history – a small stone bridge marking the old Ballymoney to Ballycastle railway line, and potential future greenway.
The Game of Thrones tourism link, along with some spectacular natural and human-made points of interest give the Ballymoney to Ballycastle Greenway a great chance of getting off the ground, if local residents, farmers, landowners, community groups and politicians can see the potential.”
June 2016: CCGBC applies to Stage 1 of the DfI Small Grants Programme for Greenways competition
EXPLORE THE HISTORIC ROUTE
Successful greenway projects are driven by the passion of local people. If you have an update to share, a story to tell about the history of the route or future of the Ballymoney to Ballycastle Greenway, or if you want to submit a picture or video to this page, please get in contact.