Leave the Square car park at 6:30pm and drive to the Castle gardens in Antrim parking in the Castle grounds car park just off the Randalstown Road. The walking route goes around the back of Clotworthy House, across the Six Mile Water using the Deerpark Bridge, then right to follow the river downstream to Lough Neagh. Continue south along the lough shore, through Rea’s Wood, eventually emerging onto the A6 Dublin Road. Turn left and continue along the Dublin Road towards the town centre, turning right on to Bridge Street, then High Street and Market Square. Cross under the A6 road again using the underpass at the river and back into the Castle Gardens. Follow the path through the ruins of the castle and into the main garden area before returning to the cars in front of Clotworthy House.
The route is almost as seen on this map (courtesy of the the WalkNI website and the former Antrim Borough Council)
Difficulty Rating - 4
Distance - 6.0 km