Quality Walk

Crumlin Glen

Rising to the east on the slopes of Divis Mountain, the Crumlin River has carved a short but deep glen here as it approaches the waters of Lough Neagh.




1.8 miles

OS Map

Sheet 14

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Riverside, Urban, Woodland


Off-road paths

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Cockle House, herons and otters

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

To start this short walk, follow the path at the far (west) end of the car park over a footbridge and uphill where you then turn left.

The walk passes through some beautiful woods, and then you soon turn left and follow the sign down to the Cockle House.

Then, continue down to the riverbank and follow the path along its side. You soon reach a footbridge over the river to your left. Cross it and follow the path leading away from the river.

This section of path leads to the Cidercourt Road. Turn right here, crossing Cidercourt Road almost immediately to join a public right of way leading to Main Street.

Turn left onto Main Street and then left again onto Mill Road, and proceed back to the starting point.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

There are two ways to access this walk.

1. Crumlin Glen is signed off to the left on the Nutt's Corner Road in Crumlin, just before the railway bridge as you head out of the town.

2. There is another entrance off Cidercourt Road. Please note there is an entrance gate here (opening times 7am - 9pm April to Sept, 8am - 6pm Oct - March).

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets with RADAR key - seasonal and with time restrictions
Disabled parking


Toilets & fishing stands


Antrim Borough: A Walking Guide

Publication Availability

The leaflet is free of charge and available from Antrim Information Centre, the Clotworthy Arts Centre or by contacting the Countryside Recreation Officer at Antrim Borough Council on 028 9446 3113.

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