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. Return to Antrim via the Lough Road crossing under the main A6 Dublin Road and on to Bridge Street. Turn left and continue on to 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 - 4.5 km