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    Mill Race Trail and Antrim Circular Walk


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    Walking the Mill Race Trail and Antrim Circular is a great outing in Northern Ireland that will take you through town for views along the water. While out on the trail, you will pass through Antrim along the banks of Six Mile Water to arrive at the edge of Lough Neagh for some amazing views of the inland lake. This is a fantastic adventure with easy terrain that the entire family will be able to enjoy.

    Route Description for Mill Race Trail and Antrim Circular Walk

    If you are after a relaxing adventure that features well-maintained city walkways and beautiful views across the surface of Lough Neagh, then you will certainly want to check out the Mill Race Trail and Antrim Circular Walk.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way to the southeast through the heart of Antrim by following along the banks of Six Mile Water, eventually leaving the town behind as you make your way across the open countryside.

    After reaching the shores of Lough Neagh, you will turn to the north and follow the water’s edge, until you arrive at the mouth of Six Mile Water. Here, you will head east and once again follow the banks of the river, as they lead you through the town of Antrim to return to the starting point of your walk.

    Getting to the Mill Race Trail and Antrim Circular Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Mill Race Trail and Antrim Circular Walk can be found next to the Barbican Gate Lodge in Antrim.

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