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Walk for the Weekend

Start your weekend off with a wonderful walk from the Londonderry Arms Hotel and the surrounding areas. Be enveloped by the queen of the Glens’ splendour

My offering this week comes from the lobby of the Londonderry Arms Hotel, where I have laid claim to the most comfortable armchair.

Despite its un-PC moniker, this is one of my favourite hostelries in the North. Constructed in 1847 and once owned by Winston Churchill, it nestles comfortably within the compelling little village of Carnlough.

Astride Antrim’s world-famous coastal road, it exudes an “olde worlde” charm, perfect for winding down after a day among the renowned Antrim Glens.

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If you would like to do the Walk for the Weekend by yourself you can follow these instructions kindly provided by John O’Dwyer

Start: From the Ballymena Bypass, Co Antrim take the scenic A43 Waterfoot road. Beyond Glenariff Forest Park (after 12 miles) take the next road right for Laura Lodge
Time: 3 hours
Ascent: 250m
Suitability: Combining the Waterfalls and Scenic trails, this is a moderate outing suitable for those with average fitness
Map: Unnecessary, as the route is fully waymarked