Straidkilly Nature Reserve

This Ulster Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve is situated by the Straidkilly Road, an inland route between Glenarm and Carnlough on the hill slope above the Coast Road. Informal paths provide a circular walk around the site, though the ground is uneven … [Read more...]

The Frosses

Driving along the main road from Ballymena to Coleraine, the route used by many holidaymakers heading for the north coast, the road at the Frosses is bounded by very distinctive rows of Scot’s pine trees. There is no lay-by but driving off the main … [Read more...]


Perhaps the best known landmark in mid Antrim is Slemish, a steep sided hill east of Broughshane. The route is signposted from Broughshane to the slopes of the hill, where there is a car park, picnic tables and interpretative information. From the … [Read more...]

Ecos Nature Park

Ecos Nature Park is situated east of Ballymena, between the town and the motorway. The entrance is signposted from the motorway. There is an excellent network of public paths and car parking spaces are available. Ecos is an extensive mosaic of … [Read more...]

Bashfordsland Wood & Oakfield Glen

Bashfordsland Wood and Oakfield Glen  sit side-by-side on the western edge of Carrickfergus, approximately 1 ½ miles from the historic town centre, and offer a leisurely stroll in the most tranquil of settings, lasting up to one hour. The walk is … [Read more...]

Beach Road Nature Reserve

Beach Road Nature Reserve is located in the seaside town of Whitehead and is owned and managed by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. In 2008 the local community group 'Brighter Whitehead' received a grant from Better Belfast to make substantial … [Read more...]