Cedars Walking Group

Cedars Walkers

Ardglass and Ballyhornan

Journey time from Jethro Centre to Ardglass is approximately 1 hour

Leaving the Jethro Centre, take the Moira Road (A3) out of Lurgan and after less than a mile turn right on to the Dromore Road (B2). Drive to Dromore and follow the main road through Dromore turning left on to Princes Street (Belfast Road) at the end of the Market Square. Then after 229 metres turn right on to Mossvale Road (B2) and follow this road for approximately 10 miles into Ballynahinch. At the roundabout turn right (second exit) on to Church Street / Newcastle Road (A24).

After 1,230 metres turn left on to the Downpatrick Road (B2 again) and after a further 6.8 miles, at "T" junction, turn right on to the Belfast to Downpatrick Road (A7) and follow this for 1.7 miles to Downpatrick. At the roundabout turn right (second exit) onto New Bridge Street, continuing straight on into Church Street, Irish Street, Stream Street and Killough Road before taking left onto the Ardglass Road (B1). After 579 metres turn right following the B1 sign to Ardglass.

Going straight on at this point will take you on to the Ballyhornan Road and after 4½ miles on to the Lismore Road. Two miles further you will reach the Strangford Road/A2 - turn left here and then first right on to the Killard Road. Follow this until you arrive at Ballyhornan where there is a car park.

Following the B1 will take you to Ardglass. As the sea comes into view the road turns sharp right and our (initial) car park is straight ahead - pictured below.

Meet here

If you want the fish shop or public conveniences they are further along this road near the harbour.

For Ballyhornan (assuming you are in Ardglass already) turn left on the A2 signed Strangford. If you have been to the cafe and facilities retrace your steps a few hundred yards and at the crossroads take right on the A2 signed Strangford. Follow this road for a little under three miles until you come to a crossroads where Ballyhornan is signed to your right. Turn right and follow this road down to the car park near the water's edge.

To download a map of the walk (Lecale Way Section 3) from WalkNI's web site as a PDF file click HERE.