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Quality Walk

Straidkilly

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.

County

Antrim

Distance

0.7 miles

OS Map

Sheet 9

Nearest Town

Glenarm

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Hill, Woodland

Terrain

Hill walk; basic paths

Grid Reference (Start)

D302165

Grid Reference (End)

D302165

Point of Interest

Wildflowers, birds, butterflies and red squirrels

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Antrim Coast & Glens

Route Description

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.

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.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Facilities

Parking at roadside, or layby close to reserve. Toilet facilities and refreshments are available in the nearby village of Glenarm.

Publication

Straidkilly Nature Reserve (not on site)

Publication Availability

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

Walk Location
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