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.

ROUTE DETAILS


Length 30 kilometres
Estimate £4.4 million
Location 2026 to 2040
Type Former railway
Title Belfast and Northern Counties Railway (NCC)
Border area No
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.”

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EXPLORE THE HISTORIC ROUTE


GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT


COLERAINE TO BALLYMONEY GREENWAY

A 15km route along the current railway, before cutting across the River Bann and following the riverside into Coleraine.

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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.