Cycle Northern Ireland -

Antrim to Randalstown

This route takes in a small section of the Loughshore Trail (NCN Route 94) from Antrim to Randalstown with views of a spectacular railway viaduct, the River Maine and the ajoining parklands of Shanes Castle.

Nearest TownAntrim
Distance5 miles miles
OS Map14
Route TypeParkland and Grassland, Riverside
Route ShapeLinear
Public RoadsOn Public Road
AONBOther Area
Grid Ref (Start)J153870
Grid Ref (End)J080904


Relatively flat, well surfaced roads with short stretches on cycle paths.

Point of Interest

Clotworthy House
Randalstown Railway Viaduct
Shanes Castle

Route Description

Starting at the Lough Shore Park in Antrim, this section of the Loughshore Trail follows alongside the Six Mile Water river, before heading across the old stone Deerpark Bridge, then west through the beautifully kept grounds of Clotworthy House. Turn left at the junction with the Randalstown Road, and follow this route into Randalstown. As you apprach the town, the route takes you past a spectacular Railway viaduct over the River Maine and into the town centre.

For more detailed information on this route, please contact Antrim Tourist Information Centre on 028 94428331.

Also consult the Loughshore Trail leaflet produced by the Lough Neagh Partnership. See Publications.

Getting to the Start

This route is on the 113 mile Loughshore Trail. This route is also on Route 93 of National Cycle Network.

By Car: Take the Antrim Road north out of Belfast to Templepatrick. Turn left at the Roundabout and then right on the A6 towards Dunadry. This road leads all the way into the centre of Antrim Town. As you approach the centre, follow the signs down to the Lough Shore Park, where you can park up.


Traffic can get busy around the town centres at peak times. Route tends to stick to quieter minor roads.


Toilets and refreshments are available in both towns of Antrim and Randalstown.

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

Route is on well maintained paths and minor roads. Relatively flat. For more information on disablility access contact Antrim Tourist Information Centre on 028 94428331

Available Publication

Loughshore Trail

Sustrans Shop


This information is provided by Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland, The Stableyard, Barnett's Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5PB.

Tel: 028 9030 3930
Fax: 028 9062 6248

Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions but where such are brought to our attention, the information will be amended accordingly.