Quality Walk

Slievenacloy - Priest's Hill

This walk takes you around the highest points of Slievenacloy Nature Reserve. Experience the wild heathland & awesome views over the Belfast Hills, the Sperrins & even Scotland! Due to grazing animals dogs must be on a lead at all times. Much of this walk is accessible by all.




1.7 miles

OS Map

Sheets 14 & 15

Nearest Town

Stoneyford near Lisburn

Route Shape


Route Type



Off road paths, heath, slopes

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Prime bird-watching territory also plants & insects

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Walk west from the farmhouse following the surfaced track & the blue skylark waypoint markers. At the end of the lane in viewpoint 1. From here turn right & walk through the kissing gate into the field. Follow the fenceline north around the edge of the field until you reach a pedestrian gate.

From this gate follow the fenceline to the left, emerging through a kissing gate to Viewpoint 2. From here, follow the surfaced track south east, turning right back towards the farm buildings at the junction.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Found off the Flowbog Road with parking available. Ring the Ulster Wildlife for further details 028 4483 0282 or see link below to Ulster Wildlife website.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept on leads

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5


Visitors should park where they can find a safe spot, for example across one of the double gates at the start of the path leading to the derelict farmhouse, leaving space for tractor access. Refreshments can be bought from the Glen Colin filling station at the junction of the Ballycolin/Colin Glen Road, or at the Ballymac Hotel on the Rock Road. There are toilet facilities on site however you need to contact the UWT to arrange for these to be opened.



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