Cycling Route

From the ecos environmental centre in Ballymena follow the NCN97 signs for Broughshane. You eill pass through the village of Buckna before ascending to the small village of Carnalbanagh high up in the Antrim Plateau. From the Carnalbanagh Sheddings crossroads depart the NCN97 and turn right onto the Carnalbanagn Road to head back towards Slemish Mountain and Buckna. Keep going straight by passing the turn off for Buckna snd follow the Lisnamurrican Road to the junction with Rathkeell Road. Turn right and take the first left, Aghnadore Road. Turn right onto Caherty Road and proceed back into Borughshane. Follow the NCN97 signage back to the ecos centre.

Public roads: On Public Road

Getting to the start:
The ecos centre is signed from the A42 at Junction 11.
Railway & Bus station at Galgorm Road west side of Ballymena town.

Traffic: Moderate traffic inculding farm vehicles.

Nearest town:



21 miles

OS map:


Start Point:


Finish Point:



Mainly smooth tarmac roads

Point of interest:

Slemish Mountain
Ecos Environmental Centre
Broughshane the "Garden Village of Ulster"


Public toilets in the ecos centre and Boroughshane. Numerous places for refreshment in Broughshane.

Accessibility information:

Steep climb towards Carnalbanagh Sheddings. Ecos centre facilities for disabled plus electric bike hire.

Accessible toilet facilities:



The Causeway Coast and Glens - Your guide to Cycling

Publication availability:

TIC Ballymena, The Braid Town Hall Museum and Arts Centre.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballymena Tourist Information Centre "The Braid"
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