Antrim is a great town for cycling with opportunities to explore the National Cycle Network and other traffic free paths. An excellent circular route exists around the town with traffic-free waterside cycling and walking the main attraction.
|Nearest Town||Antrim||OS Map||14|
|Route Type||Lakeland, Riverside, Urban, Woodland||Route Shape||Circular|
|AONB||Other Area||Grid Ref (Start)||J135867|
|Public Roads||Off Public Road||Grid Ref (End)||J135867|
From the car park follow the path into Rea’s Wood. Continue through Rea’s Wood, ignoring all tracks off to the right and left. After 750m you reach the National Nature Reserve. After a further kilometre, the path reaches an iron gate. This is the southern limit of the National Nature Reserve and there is no public access beyond this point. However, a path then veers off to the left, leading onto the Dublin Road. You can then cross over the Dublin Road and follow the signs for the Mill Race Trail along Kirby's Lane. From the Trail's car park area, follow the waymarkers signs on the left, where a lovely riverside path takes you back into Antrim passing along side the old mill race. Once in town turn left at the end of High Street and pass the Motte en route to Clotworthy House. Cross the river at the old stone bridge and follow the riverside path back to the Lough. An additional route leaves Clotworthy House on a cycle track to Randalstown on The Loughshore Trail, a 110 Mile Route around Lough Neagh.
This route has accessible toilet facilities.
Thanks to European Union funding through the Lough Neagh Strategic Fund, a leaflet has been produced entitled ‘Six Mile Water: A River Reborn’
really enjoyed this cycle, great for locl people to have this. are there any others nearby?
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