Walking Route

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.


0.7 miles

Start Point:


Finish Point:


Point of interest:

Wildflowers, birds, butterflies and red squirrels

Nearest town:


OS map:

Sheet 9


Hill walk; basic paths


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.


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.


Straidkilly Nature Reserve (not on site)

Publication availability:

Phone the Ulster Wildlife 028 4483 0282 or available to download on this webpage.

Getting to the start by public transport:

Public Transport Ulsterbus service:128 Ballymena - Carnlough or 162 Larne - Cushendun. See link to Translink below.

Getting to the start by car:

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.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Larne Visitor Information Centre
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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