Semi-natural woodland home to an array of wildflowers and fungi

Flanking the winding Glenarm River, this beautiful nature reserve incorporates the largest area of semi-natural woodland in County Antrim and is home to majestic oaks and a fantastic variety of wildflowers and fungi. During spring and summer, the woods are alive with songbirds. At Glenarm, you will find Northern Ireland priority birds such as mistle thrush, song thrush, grasshopper warbler, spotted flycatcher, starling, bullfinch and reed bunting and other notables, such as the kingfisher, dipper, wood warbler, garden warbler and common crossbill. Look out for interesting plants, like the intermediate wintergreen and wood cranesbill; and Real's wood white and silver-washed fritillary butterflies. The nature reserve has a healthy population of red squirrels, with otter and all regularly occurring bat species in Northern Ireland also found here. There have been reports of Irish hare and barn owls in the recent past.

Species and habitats

Grassland, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

1 miles - Ulster Wildlife
3 miles - Ulster Wildlife
Isle of Muck
12 miles - Ulster Wildlife

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Located in the Glenarm Estate, which is accessed off the Munie Road
BT44 0BD
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Best time to visit
Jun - Jul
Aug - Sep
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Opening Times
Main gates not always open as shooting occurs between October-March - please contact Ulster Wildlife before visiting
154.00 hectares
Members with Permit

Please contact Ulster Wildlife before visiting
Walking information
Forestry tracks, no formal path network
Parking available at anglers car park at gates to the reserve
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Ulster Wildlife
Tel: 028 9045 4094