The Linn river is a small stream in the centre of this glen. The paths are on both sides and go around a wildflower meadow and to a viewpoint. Native trees and shrubs are in abundance throughout.

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  • Little Greenway valley stuck between two housing developments at the top of Larne Town, although it has its value for biodiversity, dog walkers and for exercise I do wish it was bigger to make it more substantial and a longer walk. There are also issues with litter as well as it appears to act as a teenage hangout during the summer months at least.

    Nicholas Davis at 3:38 pm
  • County Antrim

    Distance 0.5 miles

    OS Map Sheet 9

    Terrain Mostly flat and tarmacced.

    Nearest Town Larne

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference D386026

    Route Type Riverside, Urban, Woodland

    Route Description

    On the Linn Road close to the Co-op and petrol station, go through the main basalt pillar entrance. Take the path to the right and after about 200 metres you can either take the left fork that loops through the meadow or the longer path on the right that takes you to the viewpoint and path that flanks both sides of the stream. Small bridges go over the stream. There are two informaton panels to read about some interesting nature facts. A trim trail provides 6 different exercises.

    Point of Interest

    The viewpoint has a polished granite slab

    Getting to the start

    The Linn Road, not far from Antiville roundabout on the A8.

    Public transport

    Translink –

    Dog Policy

    Please keep dogs under control at all times. Use bins for waste.


    There is a Co-op shop and bakery adjacent to the Linn Glen. The town of Larne provides toilets, cafes and a Tourist Information Centre for accommodation.