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Crumlin Glen

Rising to the east on the slopes of Divis Mountain, the Crumlin River has carved a short but deep glen here as it approaches the waters of Lough Neagh.




1.8 miles

OS Map

Sheet 14

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Riverside, Urban, Woodland


Off-road paths

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Cockle House, herons and otters

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

To start this short walk, follow the path at the far (west) end of the car park over a footbridge and uphill where you then turn left.

The walk passes through some beautiful woods, and then you soon turn left and follow the sign down to the Cockle House.

Then, continue down to the riverbank and follow the path along its side. You soon reach a footbridge over the river to your left. Cross it and follow the path leading away from the river.

This section of path leads to the Cidercourt Road. Turn right here, crossing Cidercourt Road almost immediately to join a public right of way leading to Main Street.

Turn left onto Main Street and then left again onto Mill Road, and proceed back to the starting point.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

There are two ways to access this walk.

1. Crumlin Glen is signed off to the left on the Nutt's Corner Road in Crumlin, just before the railway bridge as you head out of the town.

2. There is another entrance off Cidercourt Road. Please note there is an entrance gate here (opening times 7am - 9pm April to Sept, 8am - 6pm Oct - March).

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets with RADAR key - seasonal and with time restrictions
Disabled parking


Toilets & fishing stands


Antrim Borough: A Walking Guide

Publication Availability

The leaflet is free of charge and available from Antrim Information Centre, the Clotworthy Arts Centre or by contacting the Countryside Recreation Officer at Antrim Borough Council on 028 9446 3113.

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Ratings and Comments

John 8 July, 2019 @ 09:18

i found litter and debris on this route. some glass broken on the path leading to cidercourt road (not good for dogs). people seem content to throw rubbish in the river. it was nice to incorporate part of the town into the walk. until people start to respect this green area it's not one i can recommend unfortunately.

JAMES COLLINS 5 February, 2019 @ 08:13

Crumlin Glen is an excellent facility for undertaking a short but slightly challenging walk and the Council and Rivers Agency must be commended for its high quality upkeep, particularly in winter time. The only downside is dog owners who allow agressive dogs to run freely to terrorise walkers and foul the trail. Although this represents a very small minority of dog owners it is sufficient of a deterrent to deter many to visit the Glen, particularly between 10 am and 11.30am each morning.

Paul Baxter 9 April, 2016 @ 22:33

I visited Crumlin Glen in February 2016 along with a group of friends to take photographs of the waterfall as part of a photography course. The area is beautiful with ample parking although I feel the local council could pay a bit more attention to the cleanliness & general maintenance. The people of Crumlin are very friendly as I spoke to some in the carpark & also in a café where went for a bite to eat afterwards & warm up. The waterfall itself is beautiful.

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