Quality Walk

Ballywalter Walk

This walking tour takes in the historic sites and locations dotted around Ballywalter, Ballywalter Beach and other sites located on the Irish Sea coast of the Ards Peninsula. Ballywalter is an old fishing village with a harbour dating back to the mid 1800's.





2 miles approx miles

OS Map


Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Coastal, Urban


Roads, pavements, coastal paths

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Lime Kilns, The old Anderson shelter, the Perch and Shipwrecks, harbour, lifeboat and skulmartin lightship, war memorial and square, Presbyterian Church, Holy Trinity Church of Ireland, Whitechurch and Graveyard

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Strangford Lough

Route Description

The walking tour starts at Ballywalter Park and the Lime Kilns and ends at the old Parish Church and graveyard.

The walker can enjoy the sites and sounds of village life as he completes the route.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

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Getting to the Start (by Car)

Ballywalter is situated on the Irish Sea coast of the Ards Peninsula, 11 miles outside of Newtownards. It can be reached by car from Newtownards, via Greyabbey.

Leaving Newtownards, follow the Portaferry Road out of the town. Continue on this road (A20) until you reach Greyabbey. At the mini-roundabout turn left and follow the main street until you reach the T-junction. Turn right here and follow the signs for Ballywalter.

Getting to the Start (on Foot)

In Ballywalter, the starting point for the tour is the car park situated on the Springvale Road. The car park is clearly signposted and is positioned just before the lime kilns on the left hand side and opposite the walks of Ballywalter Park. The walking tour starts at Ballywalter Park and the Lime Kilns and ends at the old Parish Church and Graveyard.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs should be kept on leads at all times.


Car parking is available free of charge around Ballywalter
Toilets are also available in the village
Refreshments are also available along the route.


Ballywalter Walking Guide

Publication Availability

The guide can be downloaded from this website, from www.ards-council.gov.uk or through Ards and Portaferry Tourist Information Centres.

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