While I was back home in Northern Ireland I spent a lot of the more rainy days poring over maps over the area around Slemish looking for traffic free cycle routes to try out. When the rain lifted I set out to try and loop around the back of the mountain using the Glenhead road. It was pretty exciting when I climbed over the hills into the mist and I had to stop there for quite a while as there were so many photos that I wanted to try and take. The hills are just south of a Game of Thrones filming location used in the first series.
After a really nice long downhill over open moorland I enjoyed climbing back up again on a very quite lane, passing lots of inquisitive sheep along the way and enjoying the views of Slemish from a new perspective. Then downhill again to the Braid valley and back in time for tea!