Area: Antrim Newtownabbey

*Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

'The Borough of Antrim & Newtownabbey is an ideal area to explore on foot. Steeped in folklore and set in tranquil countryside, the walking routes allow you to explore the rich natural and cultural heritage the Borough has to offer.'

Antrim Town Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)2

'The trail gives a flavour of the area's rich cultural past by going back to the origins of Historic Antrim. At various locations on the trail, information panels provide detailed information and signpost the way to other places of interest.'

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Carnmoney Hill Walks
Distance (miles)3

'Carnmoney Hill is a green oasis in an urban area, and is rich in both history and wildlife ... '

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Crumlin Glen
Distance (miles)2

'The pretty Glen consists of an area of mixed woodland with a wide variety of trees, plants and birds. A picnic area, car parking and toilet facilities are situated next to the start of the riverside and woodland walk, which leads to a waterfall and Cockle House. The Cockle House is a little gothic-arched rubble stoned building and, according to folklore, was built facing Mecca as a Muslim temple for the landowner's servant.'

Alert Following the translation of Antrim Borough Council into Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, this description seems to have disappeared from their Website. So I have changed the Link.

Newtownabbey Walking Routes

Nine 'suggested walking routes' in Newtownabbey.

Alert Unfortunately, in the translation of Newtownabbey Borough Council into Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, details of these Walks seem to have been mislaid. So I have replaced the Link with a more generic one.

Newtownabbey Way
Distance (miles)5

'A new traffic-free route from Corr's Corner in Newtownabbey to the shores of Belfast Lough at Whiteabbey, to provide people with great cycling and walking links right into Belfast city centre, or out into beautiful surrounding countryside.'

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See also

Newtownabbey Way [WalkNI]

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