Slievenacloy - Priest's Hill

Walking Route

This walk takes you around the highest points of Slievenacloy Nature Reserve. Experience the wild heathland & awesome views over the Belfast Hills, the Sperrins & even Scotland! Due to grazing animals dogs must be on a lead at all times. Much of this walk is accessible by all.


1.7 miles

Start Point:


Finish Point:


Point of interest:

Prime bird-watching territory also plants & insects

Nearest town:

Stoneyford near Lisburn

OS map:

Sheets 14 & 15


Off road paths, heath, slopes


Walk west from the farmhouse following the surfaced track & the blue skylark waypoint markers. At the end of the lane in viewpoint 1. From here turn right & walk through the kissing gate into the field. Follow the fenceline north around the edge of the field until you reach a pedestrian gate.

From this gate follow the fenceline to the left, emerging through a kissing gate to Viewpoint 2. From here, follow the surfaced track south east, turning right back towards the farm buildings at the junction.


Parking is available at the farmhouse. Refreshments can be bought from the Glen Colin filling station at the junction of the Ballycolin/Colin Glen Road, or at the Ballymac Hotel on the Rock Road. There are toilet facilities on site however you need to contact the UWT to arrange for these to be opened.

Accessible terrain:

Unsurfaced paths, uneven and rough in places



Publication availability:


Getting to the start by public transport:

Found off the Flowbog Road with parking available. Ring the Ulster Wildlife for further details 028 4483 0282 or see link below to Ulster Wildlife website.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Lisburn Visitor Information
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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