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View to Fisheries Old Walkway Above Falls

The Walkmill Falls is believed to be the location where the first mill was established and from which Bushmills derives its name (originally known as Portcaman). In 1606 it is recorded that Randal MacDonnell gave the lease of a mill to a Mathew Logan which was situated here, it is also the site of the hydro power station that generated power to drive the Portrush to Giants Causeway Tramway - the old generating station building is still standing. It is a beautiful location which once had a pathway along the river bank to the village, there was even a walkway crossing the river below Heronshaw. If you want to visit the Falls, take the Coleraine road out of Bushmills, about 1km up the road on the left hand side you will see a Presbyterian Church with a beautiful, almost Byzantine designed front doorway, take the next lane to the left. It is a concrete road which leads to a farm, follow it until it bears to the right, you will see a gate in front of you.  Proceeding through this gate will take you to a small car park above the Walkmill Falls (Close the gate behind you). It is well worth a visit, especially when the Salmon are running and a good flow of water is on the river. The area is well used by fishermen and there is an area which allows access and use for fishermen with disabilities.

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