Mainly a hazel woodland walk, with areas of grassy clearings full of meadow flowers, best seen in spring when woodland flower species are in bloom.
Carnlough Beach is a nearby attraction.
Point of interest:Wildflowers, birds, butterflies and red squirrels
OS map:Sheet 9
Terrain:Hill walk; basic paths
Route:From the road entrance follow the waymarkers around the nature reserve through the woodland and through grassy open areas. The walk finishes with a short section on road.
Facilities:Parking at roadside, or layby close to reserve. Toilet facilities and refreshments are available in the nearby village of Glenarm.
Accessible terrain:Unsurfaced narrow paths, uneven in places but well maintained.
Publication:Straidkilly Nature Reserve (not on site)
Publication availability:Phone the Ulster Wildlife Trust 028 4483 0282.
Getting to the start by public transport:The reserve is midway between Glenarm and Carnlough. There are two access points to the nature reserve along the Straidkilly Road, which is signposted off the A2 Coast Road South of Carnlough or off the B97 Glenarm - Ballymena Road on the outskirts of Glenarm Village. Public Transport Ulsterbus service:128 Ballymena - Carnlough or 162 Larne - Cushendun