Hike the inspiring Glens of Antrim and discover the Giant Causeway
Your hikes will take you from the Glens of Antrim to the Giant Causeway. Visit the World Heritage Site and National Nature Reserve of the Giant Causeway, the ruins of Dunluce, Dunseverick and Kinbane Castles and if you dare cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.
The Moyle Way in the Glens of Antrim
The Glens of Antrim North of Belfast are genuinely magical and are best discovered on foot walking the Moyle way. One of the best-kept tourism secrets in Northern Ireland it’s a magical place. It offers varied landscapes and the warmest of welcomes. Rich in culture, tradition and history the 9 Glens are the jewels in Ulsters crown.
The Moyle Way runs for 43km through the heart of the world-famous Glens of Antrim a land of geology, wildlife, history, myths and folklore. The Moyle Way is a waymarked route between Glenariff and Ballycastle. This walking route winds through scenics Glens and valleys and mountains that are part of the Glens ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
The journey passes through a great variety of scenery and reaches its high point near the summit of Trostan. Highlights include views of Rathlin and the Scottish Islands, Breen Oakwood, unspoilt blanket bog, standing stones, cairns and Glenariff Forest Park.
Hike or bike on Rathlin Island
Visiting Rathlin Island just six miles north of Ballycastle is a must for all outdoor and nature lovers. It is no wonder that it is so popular with birdwatchers, geologists and anyone with a love of wild and rugged landscapes. The island is ideal for both walking and cycling (rent a bike on the Island) and enjoys puffins, guillemots and razorbills that make the cliffs and sea stacks their nesting sites from early spring to summer.
Hiking the Causeway Coastal Route
The Giant Causeway coast with its rugged and windswept cliffs, gorgeous scenery and unspoilt beaches is best known for the hexagonal basalt columns. But there are many exciting and beautiful places to visit while hiking along this coastline, for instance, the cliffs of Torr Head, Fair Head and Benbane Head, the vanishing lake of Loughareema and the fishermen’s rope bridge across to Carrickarede Island.