The Antrim Coast and Glens Walking

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This 7 night self guided walk along part of the Antrim Way explores one of the most beautiful sections of Ireland’s northern coast. Boasting the fabulous Glens of Antrim, the magnificent Giant’s Causeway, fantastic castles beautiful beaches – to say nothing of a wonderful distillery – it is a place that is a pleasure to discover. This way-marked trail passes rugged and windswept cliffs, spectacular scenery and fabulous unspoiled beaches.

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All about the The Antrim Coast and Glens Walking.

This 7 night holiday explores the beautiful Northern Ireland coastline and the most famous Glens in the area. You start by exploring the nature reserves of Slievenorra and Glenariff, with spectacular views and bird watcing a plenty! Through forest paths and along the magnificent coastline, this holiday has it all. Visit the wonderful Rathlin Island renowned for its sea birds and classed as the largest sea bird colony in Europe.
Cross the famous Carrick-a-Rede bridge used as a location in the popular Game of Thrones TV series and walk across the magnificent UNESCO listed Giant’s Causeway where there are more than 40,000 hexagonal interlocking, basalt columns, formed over 60 million years ago by volcanic eruptions or maybe, as local legend suggests, built by the giant Fionn as a path to Scotland to challenge his rival there.
Coastal walking galore, impressive forests and waterfalls, a naturalists delight, the impressive Giants Causeway, fantastic castles, beautiful beaches and a whiskey distillery – experience it all here in Northen Ireland.

  1. Day 1 Day 1: Arrival in Cushendall

    Arrive in Cushendall

  2. Day 2 Day 2: Orra Beg to Glenariff Forest Park 14km / 9ml

    A transfer to Orra Beg today and youll head south to through the Slieveanorra Nature Reserve, which has spectacular views over the glens and plays host to a great variety of birds. From Slieveanorra you carry on over open moorland towards Trostan Mountain and on to the Glenariff Nature Reserve and Forest Park with its visitor centre, nature trails and famous waterfalls. From here you will be collected and returned to your accommodation.

  3. Day 3 Day 3: Orra Beg to Ballycastle 20km / 12.5ml

    After a transfer to Orra Beg you head north for Ballycastle along the Moyle Way. Passing through forest tracks and along the banks of the Glenshesk River through the Breen Oakwood Nature Reserve. Continuing onward by country road with views of the Glenshesk River, Knocklayd Mountain and Coolaveely Wood before following a good forest path through Ballycastle Forest following a good forest path into Ballycastle itself where you stay for the next three nights.

  4. Day 4 Day 4: Fair Head Loop 8km / 5ml

    A return transfer takes you to the start of your walk around the magnificent coastal route of Murlough and Fair Head. The path hugs this ruggedly beautiful coast with dramatic cliff drops. Return to Ballycastle.

  5. Day 5 Day 5: Rathlin Island 2.5-6.5km / 1.5-4ml

    Rathlin is described as a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered and is just six miles across the Sea of Moyle (return ticket included). Its an L-shaped island, six miles long and nowhere is more than a mile across. The island is a naturalists delight and you can choose between three walks varying from 1.5 miles to 4 miles. Visit the RSPB West Light viewpoint to see the puffins, guillemots and razorbills along with kittiwakes and fulmars, which together make up the largest seabird colony in Europe. Overnight at Ballycastle.

  6. Day 6 Day 6: Larrybane to the Giants Causeway 16km / 10ml

    Transfer to Larrybane visitor centre and the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. The bridge first built in 1755 by salmon fishermen spans an 80 foot deep chasm that renders Carrick-a-Rede an island. Continue along the coastal path to Ballintoy, a fantastic little harbour at the foot of the cliffs before reaching the beautiful White Park Bay. Stroll onwards to the village of Portbraddan and the ruins of Dunseverick Castle and on to the Giants Causeway. More than 40,000 hexagonal interlocking, basalt columns formed over 60 million years ago by volcanic eruptions or as local legend suggests, built by the giant Fionn as a path to Scotland to challenge his rival there. From here you take the public bus (payable locally) for the last few miles into Bushmills, your destination for the evening and where you can find the famous Bushmills whiskey distillery.

  7. Day 7 Day 7: Portballintrae to Portstewart 17km / 10.5ml

    After a transfer, todays walk begins on the coastal road to Portrush passing the beautiful Magheracross viewpoint and medieval Dunluce Castle, perched precariously high on a promontory overlooking the sea. Onwards to Whiterocks beach with its limestone white cliffs, the coastal path leads you up around Ramore Head before reaching pretty Portrush harbour. Its then just a few miles along the beach and causeway markers before reaching the promenade in Portstewart where you spend your final evening.

  8. Day 8 Leave Portstewart
Where you stay
The Village B+B
The Village B B is a Georgian Town house built as a Gentlemans residence circa 1780. It is located in the centre of the village of Cushendall in the heart of the Glens of Antrim. Most of the buildings are listed and this has given the village much character and history. It is an ideal base for your visit to the Glens and the Causeway coast. Nearby attractions include the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery and the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
Corratavey B+B
Corratavey bed and breakfast is a few minutes walk to Ballycastle seafront and harbour and is situated close to the Giants Causeway Coast Glens.
Cottesmore B+B
Cottesmore bed and breakfast is set on the edge of Bushmills Village and in a designated ‘Area of outstanding Natural Beauty’. It is the perfect location for exploring the Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge and just a 5 minute walk from the world famous ‘Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery’. Rooms are modern and tastefully decorated.
Cul Erg House B+B
Cul-Erg House is a delightful guest house and is a two minute stroll to the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Ideally situated close to a host of visitor attractions, including the world famous golf courses, in Portstewart, Portrush and Castlerock. This area of outstanding beauty. The renowned Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Distillery and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge to name but a few, all beckon to be explored and enjoyed.
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