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From the ecos environmental centre in Ballymena follow the NCN97 signs for Broughshane. You will pass through the village of Buckna before ascending to the small village of Carnalbanagh high up in the Antrim Plateau.

From the Carnalbanagh Sheddings crossroads depart the NCN97 and turn right onto the Carnalbanagn Road to head back towards Slemish Mountain and Buckna. Keep going straight by passing the turn off for Buckna and follow the Lisnamurrican Road to the junction with Rathkeell Road. Turn right and take the first left, Aghnadore Road. Turn right onto Caherty Road and proceed back into Borughshane. Follow the NCN97 signage back to the ecos centre.

Public roads: On Public Road

Getting to the start:
The ecos centre is signed from the A42 at Junction 11.
Railway & Bus station at Galgorm Road west side of Ballymena town.

Traffic: Moderate traffic inculding farm vehicles.

Start Point:
D120034

Finish Point:
D120034

Distance:
21 miles

Terrain:
Mainly smooth tarmac roads

Point of interest:
Slemish Mountain Ecos Environmental Centre Broughshane the "Garden Village of Ulster"

Facilities:
Public toilets in the ecos centre and Boroughshane. Numerous places for refreshment in Broughshane.

Publication:
The Causeway Coast and Glens - Your guide to Cycling

Publication availability:
TIC Ballymena, The Braid Town Hall Museum and Arts Centre.

Nearest town:
Ballymena

OS map:
9

Accessible toilet facilities:
Yes

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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