Highway to Health
Larne Highway to Health Routes (See downloadable map below)
Both Walks are measured from Larne Leisure Centre.
Walk 1 is 3.72 km. It proceeds along the Promenade,turns back into the town along Glenarm Road and returns to the Leisure Centre via Curran Road,Bay Road and Chaine Memorial Road.
Walk 2 is 5.42 km. It also proceeds along the Promenade then follows the Coast Road north via the Black Arch and Drains Bay where it leaves the road and follows the path into Carnfunnock Country Park.
Both walks can be walked in either direction and joined at any point.
What is Highway to Health?
Highway to Health is a simple and innovative scheme which aims to encourage people of all ages to walk for leisure and good health. It uses attractive pole signs at one kilometre intervals on an established route. Walking is one of the simplest, safest and most effective forms of physical activity.
Every adult in Northern Ireland should accumulate 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week. Northern Ireland has one of the highest rates of heart disease and stroke in the western world. Taking regular exercise is one effective method of reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. People who have not been taking regular exercise should start slowly and gradually build up to 30 minutes per day. It may be advisable to consult your doctor if you have any history of cardiovascular disease in the family or if you are overweight. It is important in these instances that you begin with gentle exercise, moving to a brisker pace in time. If you would like further advice please contact Northern Ireland Chest, Heart, Stroke Association Advice Line 0845 769 7299 (Mon. to Fri. 9 am to 1 pm). Calls are charged at local rates.