Best Walks Near Castlewood Park

Discovering Antrim's Natural Beauty

Blairs CastleWood Holiday Park, is a perfect starting point for exploring the serene landscapes and rich history of Northern Ireland. . From the historical landscapes of Antrim Castle Gardens and Shane’s Castle Estate to the natural beauty of Lough Neagh and its surrounding woodlands, there’s no shortage of paths to explore. These walking trails, all within a short distance of Castlewood Park, provide the perfect opportunity to discover the natural beauty and rich heritage of County Antrim.

Antrim Castle Gardens

Just a short distance from Castlewood Park, the Antrim Castle Gardens provide a peaceful and scenic walk through historical grounds. The gardens feature a mix of formal and informal spaces, with paths leading you past ancient trees, alongside the Six Mile Water river, and through beautifully landscaped areas. The Clotworthy House, located within the gardens, adds a cultural touch to your walk.

Lough Neagh Shore Walk

The Lough Neagh Shore Walk offers a tranquil path along the edge of the UK and Ireland’s largest lake. Starting from Antrim Lough Shore Park, this easy trail provides stunning views across the water and is ideal for bird watching. The path is well-maintained, making it suitable for walkers of all abilities, including families with children.

Rea’s Wood

Located along the shores of Lough Neagh, Rea’s Wood offers a serene woodland walk. The trail stretches for several miles, allowing walkers to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The path is flat and accessible, winding through mature woodland and along the lake, offering peaceful views and the chance to spot local wildlife.

Portglenone Forest

Although slightly further afield, Portglenone Forest is within a 20-mile radius and is renowned for its stunning bluebell walk in the spring. The forest offers several trails that meander through ancient woodland and along the River Bann. It’s a fantastic spot for a family outing, with paths suitable for all ages and abilities.

Randalstown Forest Walk

Randalstown Forest, located near the historic town of Randalstown, offers a variety of walking paths through mixed woodland and along the shores of Lough Neagh. The forest is home to a diverse range of plant and animal life, making it a great place for nature enthusiasts. The walk is also notable for its views of the impressive viaduct that spans the River Maine.

Shane’s Castle Estate

Explore the grounds of Shane’s Castle Estate, where you’ll find a network of paths that take you through the estate’s parkland and along the shores of Lough Neagh. The ruins of Shane’s Castle add a historical dimension to your walk, and the estate’s open spaces are perfect for a leisurely stroll or a family picnic.

Six Mile Water River Walk

This pleasant walk follows the Six Mile Water river from Antrim town towards Lough Neagh. It’s a relatively easy route that offers the tranquillity of the river, with opportunities to see local wildlife and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The path is well-defined, making it suitable for walkers of all ages.

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At the time of booking full contact details are required and payment in full must be made in person. Cash and debit/credit cards are accepted

Please Note

  • Prices are based on 4 adults / or 2 adults + 3 kids sharing.
  • Hot tubs can be added on at time of booking for duration of your stay for carvans for hire at all holiday parks & our cabins at Castlewood.
  • If you decide to upgrade before your arrival please contact reception@blairsholidayparks.com so we can arrange this for you.
  • Prices are based on 2 night minimum for all caravan for hire #happystays.
  • Bookings can be secured by a deposit for all self-catering accommodation £50 for Geo Domes,  £100 for cabins, £200 for caravans for hire.
  • Final balances must be paid 4 weeks in advance of arrival date.
  • Bookings made for Easter, NW200 must be paid for in full at time of booking.
  • Refundable deposits are required as part of our online check in process for all self catering accommodation. £250 for caravans for hire, £100 for cabins and £50 for camping, geo domes & touring.
  • Pre Authorised Refundable deposits will be released, provided everything is found to be in good order 3-5 working days after your #happystays departure. *

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