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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.


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.


1.7 miles


Off road paths, heath, slopes

Point of interest

Prime bird-watching territory also plants & insects


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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  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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