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Skerry Trail

Newtowncrommelin overlooks Glenravel Glen (the glen of the berries), known locally as the tenth glen, is one of the lesser known Glens of Antrim. It covers an area stretching from Martinstown to Parkmore, along the road from Ballymena to Cushendall. Dogs on lead.

County

Antrim

Distance

2.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 9

Nearest Town

Newtowncrommelin

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Hill

Terrain

Steep road & field route

Grid Reference (Start)

D142173

Grid Reference (End)

D142173

Point of Interest

Peregrine Falcon, Hen Harrier & Red grouse

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Antrim Coast & Glens

Route Description

Park at the Skerry Inn car park in Newtowncrommelin. From here go right and then left onto the Omerbane Road, a steep twisting minor road that winds its way towards the crossroad junction with Skerry Road West. Turn left and go downhill for approximately 1km. Turn left into a laneway immediately after No.5 Skerry Road West. Continue along the lane onto open land where with the assistance of gates and stiles the track leads back to the village of Newtowncrommelin.

Getting to the Start

From the main road through Cargan village turn north to the village of Newtowncrommelin. Look for the Skerry Inn, car park opposite.

Facilities

None

Publication

Ballymena Walks

Publication Availability

This free leaflet is available from Ballymena Tourist Information Centre

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
 

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