Slemish Mountain Walk
Follow the Slemish Path to the 1437 ft summit of this mountain in County Antrim. The challenging path starts from the Carnstroan Lane car park near Broughshane and climbs steeply to the summit. Here you are rewarded with fine views over Antrim, the Scottish coast, Ballymena town, Lough Neagh and the Sperrin Mountains.
The area is great for wildlife with large black ravens, buzzards, wheatears and meadow pipits to look out for on the walk.
PostcodeBT42 4PF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Slemish Mountain Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Slemish Mountain Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head west into Broughshane and you could enjoy some post walk refreshment at the Thatch Inn. They do a fine Sunday lunch and serve an excellent pint of Guinness which you can enjoy in front of the roaring fire. The 18th century pub includes many of its original features, including its stone build exterior, slate flooring & thatched roof, together with two roaring open fires. You can find them at 57 Main St, Broughshane, Ballymena BT42 4JP.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head east to the coast and you could visit the lovely Carnfunnock Country Park. There's 191 hectares to explore with woodland trails, a maze, a beautiful sculptured walled garden and a wonderful coastline. The epic Gobbins Cliff Path and the Blackhead Lighthouse are further south along the coast and well worth a visit.
A few miles to the north there's miles of woodland trails to enjoy in the expansive Glenariff Forest Park and Ballypatrick Forest.