Stand Alone – Lough Neagh

Lough Neagh from Lough Shore Park, Antrim

Lough Neagh from Lough Shore Park, Antrim

Antrim’s Lough Shore Park is one of the few locations around the shore of Lough Neagh that you can easily get to the Lough and see it up close. It’s one of Northern Ireland’s elusive spectacles – the largest lake in the UK and yet barely noticed.

One of the things that I noticed on moving back to Northern Ireland and working in Antrim is just how different Lough Neagh can be, from one visit to the next. It can be stormy, complete with white top waves or flat calm. Of course whatever the weather, a nice long exposure will smooth the water regardless of the waves. This way marker stands at the exit of Six Mile Water into Lough Neagh and makes a great counterpoint to the smoothness of the long exposure water.


My name is Peter Holloway and having lived in Southport, England for 20 years, followed by a couple of years back in Northern Ireland I'm now working as an IT Manager in West Sussex. I was born in Northern Ireland and raised in the suburbs of Belfast just off the Saintfield Road, attended Cairnshill Primary School and Annadale Grammar School. I studied for a London University BD at Belfast Bible College.