GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Carnfunnock Country Park Walks and Map

2 miles (2.5 km)

Enjoy waymarked trails, pretty gardens and lovely views of the Antrim Coastin this country park nearLarne in County Antrim. There's 191 hectares to explore with woodland trails, a maze, a beautiful sculptured walled garden and a wonderful coastline.

Postcode

BT40 2QG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Carnfunnock Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's a great on site cafe where you can enjoy some refreshment after your walk.

Dog Walking

The woodland and parkland make for a pleasant dog walk though they are not allowed in all areas of the park.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head west and you could enjoy a climb to the popular Slemish Mountain. There's excellent views over the area from the summit of this viewpoint near Broughshane.
A few miles to the north west there's miles of woodland trails to enjoy in the expansive Glenariff Forest Park and Ballypatrick Forest.
The epic Gobbins Cliff Path and the Blackhead Lighthouse are further south along the coast and well worth a visit.

Photos

Carnfunnock Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 73918

Located north of the port of Larne in Country Antrim. Carnfunnock Country Park is packed full of exciting and unusual attractions to see and do, with over 473 acres of mixed woodland, colourful gardens, ponds, walking trails, beaches and coastline, not forgetting its spectacular panoramic views of the Antrim Coast and North Channel.

Clematis, Carnfunnock Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 797917

Flowering clematis in the walled garden.

The 'Northern Ireland Maze', Carnfunnock Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 797991

The 'Northern Ireland Maze'. The maze was created in 1986, the 'Northern Ireland' theme a result of a design competition. It is planted in 'carpinus betulus', a variety of hornbeam.

Ice House, Carnfunnock Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 797983

Ice House. The Ice House was constructed in the mid 1800s to store ice for Cairncastle Lodge. It was built into the hill and would have had earth and vegetation piled on top to help keep the ice cool.

Old farm buildings, Carnfunnock Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 797986

Old farm buildings

Clematis, Carnfunnock Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 797917

Flowering clematis in the walled garden

Fields by Carnfunnock Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 797985

Fields and coast at the park. Looking towards Larne from Carnfunnock Country Park - the edge of the town is visible in the distance and you can just make out the three chimney tops of Ballylumford Power Stationbehind.

Towards Drains Bay - geograph.org.uk - 797913

Towards Drains Bay from the park.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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