A 'Wee Dander' Round Broughshane



Itinerary

This is a very relaxing and easy walk of Broughshane village.

Starting off at Houston’s Mill car park you will be met by your tour guide and hear about the mill which dates back from the early 19th century but is now a lively hub of community and business ventures. Our walking trail takes us over the Buttermilk Bridge and we dander along the Riverside Walk to the Waterfowl Pond where we meet a bird lover who will tell us of the various species of swans and other wildfowl.

Along this path is home to wild flowers, oak trees and the meandering Braid River. On this woodland path there will be photo and video opportunities while enjoying the purity and tranquility of nature.

Walking onwards past the community centre we will see some of the hidden areas of Broughshane and make our way to Raceview Mill, a 200 year old woollen mill. We will take time to see this innovative and unique enterprise and hear how it has been restored with 40 various businesses including delicious locally sourced artisan foods.

We continue our walk along the Raceview Road past the two local churches and learn of Broughshane’s journey from an unknown hamlet to the Garden Village of Ulster. We then stop in Broughshane House to visit the museum. A local resident will tell us about life in Broughshane down through the ages and artefacts of years gone by.

Now it is time to stroll around the village at your leisure and visit the various intriguing shops. Finish off with a cuppa in one of the local cafes, reminiscing on the worlds’ most beautiful and enchanting village!!


Meeting Point & End Point:

Houston's Mill, Broughshane


Duration:

Half Day


Including:

Guiding Services,
Meet The Locals,
Tea/Coffee


What's Not Included:

Personal Expenses,
Additional Refreshments,
Souvenirs


Restrictions:

Maximum 10 Persons



Meeting Point & End Point:

Houston's Mill, Broughshane


Duration:

Half Day


Including:

Guiding Services, Meet The Locals, Tea/Coffee


What's Not Included:

Personal Expenses, Additional Refreshments, Souvenirs


Restrictions:

Maximum 10 Persons


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Andrea Muirhead
Regina, Canada
I have had the pleasure of being guided on two separate occasions by Rae to see the beautiful sights of Northern Ireland. Rae took me to many beautiful parts of the countryside but I particularly enjoyed the 'out of the way' paths and lanes that on my own I would certainly have missed.

I particularly loved Slemish mountain where I had time to quietly take in the breathtaking scenery of the green countryside. I greatly cherish my memory of travelling around the different parts of the Braid Valley.

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Raes fun loving and thoughtful personality, local knowledge, the chance to taste local food and meeting so many characters made me fall in love with the Braid Valley area. I would highly recommend taking a trip with Rae's Slemish Tours.

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Australia
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Manchester
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