Mill Race Trail

Walking Route

The Mill Race Trail is a site of importance in terms of its industrial heritage and wildlife value. Follow the way markers and information panels as they tell the story of the Six Mile Water. There is no entrance fee and leaflets on the Trail are available from Antrim Information Centre.


1.6 miles

Start Point:


Finish Point:


Point of interest:

Look out for kingfishers, otters and various bats

Nearest town:

Antrim town

OS map:



Off road paths


Starting at Riverside, where the road forks, follow the gravelled left fork uphill onto the Trail passing a green metal fingerpost. Then, follow the path under the Belmont Road and old railway viaduct before reaching the Salmon Leap Bridge. After the site of the former Boghill Mill and village, the walk passes by some beautiful woodland, past the remains of the Moylinny Bank Mill and Waterwheel, finishing at Shakey Bridge. You can then exit the trail at the Oldstone Road or retrace your steps back to Antrim Town Centre.


Information panels, picnic tables, and bike stands are available along the walk.

Accessible terrain:

Off road paths


Visit the Six Mile Water

Publication availability:

The leaflet is free of charge and available by contacting the Countryside Recreation Officer at Antrim Borough Council on 028 9446 3113 or see download available on this page.

Getting to the start by public transport:

The Trail can be accessed from Antrim Town Centre. From High Street in Antrim town centre, turn right into Riverside. Alternatively, you can park your car at Kirby's Lane then walk in either direction.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

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