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Glendun Farm

A hill farm in the Antrim Glens offering spectacular views.

A unique site in our network of nature reserves, Glendun is a hill farm. It incorporates a variety of habitats including grassland, rush pasture, heather moorland, blanket bog, hedgerows, woodland and part of the Glendun River. On a clear day, savour the amazing views from the heather-clad plateau at the top of the glen. This upland habitat is breeding ground for the threatened red grouse. The pasture on the lower slopes is grazed by Irish moiled cattle, a traditional and hardy breed; and sheep. Look out for Northern Ireland priority bird species on the nature reserve including; hen harrier, red grouse, skylark, mistle thrush, song thrush, grasshopper warbler, spotted flycatcher, starling, and house sparrow. Other wildlife you may see include dipper, golden plover, whinchat, red squirrel, otter and Leisler's bat. The nature reserve is significant for wax cap fungi, including the pink meadow cap. A number of rare lichens are also found here.

Species and habitats

Grassland, Heathland, Upland

Nearby nature reserves

11 miles - Ulster Wildlife
14 miles - Ulster Wildlife
15 miles - Ulster Wildlife

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Reserve information

Glendun Road
BT44 0TB
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Best time to visit
Jun - Sep
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Opening Times
Open at all times but access by permission only, contact Ulster Wildlife. Working farm.
80.00 hectares

grazing animals, ground nesting birds
Walking information
No formal paths - rough terrain, steep inclines, Caution required
On the minor road at the Glendun Viaduct, signposted to Glendun, after 1 mile park beside old schoolhouse
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Ulster Wildlife
Tel: 028 9045 4094