The route is in place through permission of landowners.
It is mostly off-road through fields which are usually grazed by sheep or cows.
The ascent continues more gently now, with increasingly expansive coastal views providing compensation for the effort of the climb.
After 2km, a sign indicates the start of the mountain section.
Section 1 - Glenarm to Black Hill From the information panel in Glenarm’s Coast Road car park, head left past St Patrick’s Church.
A section of rough, peaty ground now brings you to the firmer surface of a farm track.A gradual descent and ascent then brings you to the top of Ballycoos (361m).From here, descend easily across cropped grass to reach the road and car park at Linford.As you pass over the brow of a hill, the first summit of the day comes into sight ahead.Standing atop a ridge to the southeast, you should just be able to make out a pillar on the skyline, marking the top of Black Hill.