The new rambling season begins this evening and it will be a flat route to get everyone started with an easy walk.
Leave the Square car park in Ballyclare at 6:30pm and from there drive to the car park at the junction of Corporation Street and Dunbar Link in Belfast. Leave the M2 at Duncrue Street and drive along Corporation Street, under the M3 and railway flyovers and the car park is on the right just before the traffic lights in Exchange Street. Parking is free after 6:00pm - leaving this car park at approximately 7:00pm. From there the walk will go to the City Hall and in particular the Titanic Memorial on the eastern end of the building. Then it will head for the River Lagan and across the pedestrian footbridge at the ‘Big Fish’. Past the SSE Arena, ‘SS Nomadic’ and the Titanic Building to the ‘Great Light’, then HMS Caroline and then find a spot for coffee in the Anne Street area or Cathedral Quarter before returning to the cars via Tomb Street. A little bit of Belfast’s maritime history will be discussed on the way.
Difficulty Rating - 3
Distance - 8 km
Study this map to get an idea of what’s on view (courtesy of the Titanic Quarter website).