Crumlin Glen

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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.

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  • Lovely walk, we went from car park to cidercourt Road then back through the village. We had buggies and there were steps so had to lift them so wouldn’t be suitable for wheelchairs. Older people may find the steps challenging but there is a railto hold on to. Few bits along river edge that had fencing but not to floor, so could of been easy enough for a child to slip under it and fall in (parental supervision necessary). All dogs we seen were on leads with owners. Didn’t notice any litter on paths or in river, also no bins though. Lovely walk.

    Amy at 9:40 am
  • 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.

    John at 11:25 am
  • 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.

    JAMES COLLINS at 9:55 am
  • County Antrim

    Distance 1.3 miles

    OS Map Sheet 14

    Terrain Off-road paths

    Nearest Town Crumlin

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J154765

    Route Type Riverside, Urban, Woodland

    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.

    Point of Interest

    Cockle House, herons and otters

    Getting to the start

    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).

    Public transport

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    Toilets & fishing stands. The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: – Disabled toilets with RADAR key – seasonal and with time restrictions – Disabled parking

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 5

    • There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
    • Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
    • Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
    • Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.