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.
Nearest village Buckna
Steep rocky track
Look out for Wheater, Irish hare, Buzzard & Ravens
Antrim Coast & Glens
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.
Follow the brown signs from Ballymena
Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept on a lead.
The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:
Car parking, picnic tables, toilets and information centre.
Contact Ballymena Town Hall Museum & Arts Centre, 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT43 5EJ. Tel: (028) 2563 5900 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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