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Mill Race Trail

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.




1.6 miles

OS Map


Nearest Town

Antrim town

Route Shape


Route Type

Riverside, Urban, Woodland


Off road paths

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Look out for kingfishers, otters and various bats

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

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.

Getting to the Start

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.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 3


Information panels, picnic tables, and bike stands are available along the walk.


Visit the Six Mile Water

Publication Availability

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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Ratings and Comments

tom 29 April, 2015 @ 12:37

Nice walk by the edge of the six mile water with good paths if somewhat narrow in places.Agree with other posting citing dog mess as a problem.I have a dog and clean up after her so why can't others?

sharleen mcilveen 11 July, 2010 @ 21:39

Love this walk, i am sure it has improved over the years

amanda 23 July, 2009 @ 11:12

This is a beautiful area and a lovely walk. From 1 end there is a no bike sign and not from the other so I'm not sure if bikes are permitted or not. If dog owners would pick up their pets' dirt and everyone would take their rubbish home it would be an improvement to the area.

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