Crumlin Glen

Walking Route

Rising to the east on the slopes of Divis Mountain, the Crumlin River has carved a short but deep glen here as it approaches the waters of Lough Neagh.

Distance:

1.8 miles

Start Point:

J154765

Finish Point:

J154765

Point of interest:

Cockle House, herons and otters

Nearest town:

Crumlin

OS map:

Sheet 14

Terrain:

Off-road paths

Route:

To start this short walk, follow the path at the far (west) end of the car park over a footbridge and uphill where you then turn left.

The walk passes through some beautiful woods, and then you soon turn left and follow the sign down to the Cockle House.

Then, continue down to the riverbank and follow the path along its side. You soon reach a footbridge over the river to your left. Cross it and follow the path leading away from the river.

This section of path leads to the Cidercourt Road. Turn right here, crossing Cidercourt Road almost immediately to join a public right of way leading to Main Street.

Turn left onto Main Street and then left again onto Mill Road, and proceed back to the starting point.

Facilities:

Toilets & fishing stands

Accessible toilet facilities:

Yes

Accessible terrain:

Off-road paths

Publication:

Antrim Borough: A Walking Guide

Publication availability:

The leaflet is free of charge and available from Antrim Information Centre, the Clotworthy Arts Centre or by contacting the Countryside Recreation Officer at Antrim Borough Council on 028 9446 3113.

Getting to the start by public transport:

There are two ways to access this walk.

1. Crumlin Glen is signed off to the left on the Nutt's Corner Road in Crumlin, just before the railway bridge as you head out of the town.

2. There is another entrance off Cidercourt Road. Please note there is an entrance gate here (opening times 7am - 9pm April to Sept, 8am - 6pm Oct - March).

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Belfast International Airport Tourist Information Centre
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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