Happy St Patrick's Day!
Slemish Mountain is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year and is only 22Km from BallyCairn Accommodation. On a clear day, the panoramic views from the top of the mountain are stunning.
The mountain is open all year round and on Saint Patrick's Day (17 March) large crowds hike to the top of the mountain as a pilgrimage. The 1.5 kilometre round walk to the summit and back takes approximately one hour in good weather. Excellent views can be had of the Antrim and Scottish coasts to the east. Ballymena town, Lough Neagh and the Sperrin Mountains are all normally visible to the west whilst the Bann Valley and the higher summits of the Antrim Hills can be seen to the North. The 180 metre climb is steep and rocky. The path can become very slippery in wet weather so care should be taken.
Parking facility with interpretation boards and washrooms onsite.
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