Our smallest nature reserve: a pleasant meadow in the Glens of Antrim that is a prime site for wood cranesbill.

Feystown nature reserve is small, yet interesting, because its unimproved meadow habitat is the prime site in Ireland for wood cranesbill, a Northern Ireland priority plant species. Apart from Feystown, this beautiful wildflower has only been reported during the past decade at two sites - both in the Glens of Antrim. Other interesting plants found here include yellow rattle and a single record of greater butterfly orchid. This compact nature reserve has other attractive features worth looking out for, like the silver-washed fritillary butterfly and the visiting linnet.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland

Nearby nature reserves

Glenarm
1 miles - Ulster Wildlife
Straidkilly
4 miles - Ulster Wildlife
Isle of Muck
10 miles - Ulster Wildlife

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Location
Feystown Road
Glenarm
Antrim
BT44 0EA
Map reference
D315105
Best time to visit
Jun - Aug
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Opening Times
Access by permission only, contact Ulster Wildlife
Size
0.02 hectares
Access
No

No entry - very small site, view from road
Walking information
No walking - best viewed from the roadside to avoid damage to the cranesbill
Parking
On road parking (B Road)
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Ulster Wildlife
Tel: 028 9045 4094
naturereserves@ulsterwildlife.org