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.
Riverside, Urban, Woodland
Off road paths
Look out for kingfishers, otters and various bats
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.
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.
Information panels, picnic tables, and bike stands are available along the walk.
Visit the Six Mile Water
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.
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