Please note that this walk is being changed as the Carrick Woodlands are being felled in 2016 & 2017. Once the trees have been felled this walk will be completely revised.
In the meantime there is is a new track to the left after going through the gate and although very steep it takes you up to the plateau and ridge.
Carrick Castle Walk 4 – The walk starts at the gate just on the south side of the new bridge that is south of the castle. This is a fairly steep track taking 1 hour round trip through the forest. Unfortunately there are quite a few trees that have blown down over the track, the first just 20 minutes away but currently you can’t get past them (2013 onwards). The path has now in 2014 been dug up with a ditch across it with a new track leading south to the left. The new track is worth walk up to see the views however it is very steep in parts. The end of the old track that used to go straight up is 175 metres high. The photos shown are ones of the old track and the second gate and sign have been removed (2015). You could previously walk on beyond the old track over a small bridge but you need a map and wellington boots. This walk will be revised once the trees have been felled and the walks re-photographed.