Grassland accounts for almost 60% of the land cover within the Larne Coast Landscape Character Area with improved pasture accounting for more than four-fifths of the grassland. Comparably most fields within Carnfunnock are improved fields managed with constant grazing and the use of slurry or artificial fertilisers and herbicides. There are no arable fields within the Park. Further details on how these fields are managed can be found in our lettings section.
Hawthorn is the most common hedgerow shrub with gorse (whin), blackthorn, willows and ash also present. Hedgerow trees are rare and mainly of ash. Some of the most improved fields were amalgamated prior to improvement leading to loss of hedges.