Glenshesk starts at the back of Knocklayde mountain and meanders around its base down to Ballycastle Bay where it meets up with Glentaisie. The upper slopes are green fertile fields home to flocks of sheep and the little farms that survive through the harsh winters. The base is a haven for wildlife with a thick carpet of trees and hedgerows that surround the narrow winding road. At the bottom of the glen is Ballycastle Golf Course that was once a regular site for battles between the local warriors, the MacDonnells, MacQuillans and McNeills. Also nestled on this ancient battlefield is Bonamargy Friary where indeed there are many of these warriors buried.