organised walkes viewpoints points of interest etc in County Antrim
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Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints in County Antrim

Includes parks, walking, points of interest etc in County Antrim...

County Antrim Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints

Heritage Walking Trails 

Newtownabbey      Tel: 028 9034 0064

The walk commences at the leisure centre just after the War Memorial Park. It passes by a Norman motte, built as a defensive outpost of Carrickfergus Castle, Ollar Lodge which dates from the 19th century, and many of the railway buildings and tracks in use until the 1950's. The trail continues around the town to pass by the Town Hall built in 1873, the Roman Catholic Church and the Old Presbyterian Church built in 1642. Maps and Guidebooks available from Newtownabbey Borough Council.

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RSPB Rathlin Island Seabird Centre

RSPB, West Lighthouse, Rathlin Island, Ballycastle, County Antrim
Tel: 028 207 60062

At the West Lighthouse, four miles from the harbour. Spectacular views of Northern Ireland's largest colony of seabirds - puffins, razorbills, guillemots, kittiwakes and fulmars. Open April-Aug. Best viewing May - July.

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Riverside Park

Armour Avenue, Ballymoney, County Antrim, BT53 7AG
Tel: 028 2766 4962

A pleasant urban linear walk in the heart of Ballymoney Town in which to enjoy a variety of riverside walks. The majority of the town's 'Highway to Health' route passes through the parkland. The 30 acres of open parkland, which it boasts, incorporates the following facilities - Riverside walks, Jubilee play park, lake with ducks, trim trail, band stand, picnic areas, toilets and car parking. A new cycle path has been developed through the park which is part of the proposed NCN Route 96 from Lough Neagh via Ballymoney to Coleraine. Toilets, Car parking, Picnic Area, Children's Play Area.

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