Slemish

Walking Route

Aside from its natural beauty, Slemish's value as a heritage site is entirely bound up with its association with St Patrick. In local tradition, the mountain was the site of the saint's slavery, where he spent 6 years herding livestock for Mulchi, the local chieftain.

Distance:

1.2 miles

Start Point:

D217056

Finish Point:

D217056

Point of interest:

Look out for Wheater, Irish hare, Buzzard & Ravens

Nearest town:

Nearest village Buckna

OS map:

Sheet 9

Terrain:

Steep rocky track

Route:

The walk starts from the car park up a steep rocky track to the summit some 1437 feet above sea level. The track down is much gentler and leads back to the car park.

Facilities:

Car parking, picnic tables, toilets and information centre.

Accessible toilet facilities:

Yes

Accessible terrain:

Steep rocky track off road

Accessible signage:

no

Publication:

Ballymena Walks.

Publication availability:

Contact Ballymena Town Hall Museum & Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT43 5EJ. Tel: (028) 2563 5900 or email:
tourist.information@ballymena.gov.uk.

Getting to the start by public transport:

Follow the brown signs from Ballymena

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballymena Tourist Information Centre "The Braid"
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