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.
Distance 1.3 miles
OS Map Sheet 14
Terrain Off-road paths
Nearest Town Crumlin
Route Shape Circular
Grid Reference J154765
Route Type Riverside, Urban, Woodland
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.
Cockle House, herons and otters
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).
Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk
Toilets & fishing stands. The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: – Disabled toilets with RADAR key – seasonal and with time restrictions – Disabled parking
- There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
- Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
- Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
- Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.