Sallagh Braes and Agnews Hill

When:
30 October, 2016 @ 10:30 – 17:00
2016-10-30T10:30:00+00:00
2016-10-30T17:00:00+00:00

Ulster Way, Co. Antrim: Knockdhu, Sallagh Braes, Agnew’s Hill

Meet: 10.30am Mynt
Or meet at Lindford Car Park adjoining the Sallagh Braes at 11:45am
(OS Map Sheet 9 – 335-0725)

This is an interesting and easy linear walk (about 10km long) so we will need to park cars at either end of the walk.

Best route from Belfast is to head north along the M2. Then take the A8 towards Larne.

Cars without passengers should head straight to the car park on Shane’s Hill Road (A36).
Google ref for this road is:
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[Turn left off the A8 onto the A36 at Kilwaughter; continue for 5-6 km; after the junction with the Upper Ballyboley Road, look for the lay-by on the A36, just beside the forest.]

Wait for the other cars to arrive from Linford – and if possible, offer the drivers a lift to Linford.

Cars with passengers should drive to Linford:

[Follow the A8 towards Larne; turn left onto the B148 in the direction of Cairncastle; in Cairncastle, turn left onto the Ballycoose Road leading to Feystown Road, heading for Linford; continue uphill until the saddle where there’s a car park on the left at Linford enclosures.] Google ref for Feystown Rd (marker is too far along it, but you will not mistake the Sallagh Braes as they are so distinctive!):
http://maps. google.co. uk/maps?f= q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Feystown+Rd, +Glenarm, +Ballymena, +County+Antrim+ BT44,+United+ Kingdom&sll=54.930226, -5.953913&sspn=0.069634, 0.15398&g=Feystown+Rd, +Glenarm, +Ballymena, +County+Antrim+ BT44,+United+ Kingdom&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Feystown+ Rd,+Glenarm, +Ballymena, +County+Antrim+ BT44,+United+ Kingdom&ll=54.957216, -6.008835&spn=0.069588, 0.15398&z=13

The plan is for all cars to let passengers dismount at Linford, and the drivers will then drive to the car park on the A36, where they will leave their cars. Drivers can then pile into as few cars as possible, and return to the car park at Linford.

Whilst cars are being parked at Shane’s Hill, all passengers will have a chance to visit the enigmatic earthworks at Linford:
http://irishantiqui ties.bravehost. com/antrim/ linford/linford.html