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Best trails in Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty , Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Looking for a great trail in Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty , Antrim? AllTrails has 38 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 17 easy trails in Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ranging from 1.3 to 8.3 miles and from 13 to 1,371 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The Antrim Coasts and Glens AONB encompasses Rathlin Island, the Glens of Antrim and the coastal area between Larne and Ballycastle. The highest point in the park is the Antrim Plateau, standing 500m above sea level. It is crossed by several rivers and glens that flow into the sea. The only inhabited offshore Irish island lies within the park, which landscape consists of headlands, bays, farmlands and moorlands. There are also a number of important archaeological sites as well as historic monuments in the park, illustrating the rich culture of the area.

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Map of trails in Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
, Antrim, Northern Ireland
Park information
Acreage:
174,000 acres
Contact
02820752100
Top trails (38)
#1 - Ballyboley Forest Loop
Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
#2 - Slemish Path
Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
#3 - Fair Head
Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Fantastic views from an exposed cliff face of Ballycastle right round to Torr's Head. Path is well signposted, however sturdy footwear and layers recommended. Can get quite windy with no barrier at all before the cliff's edge, so something to bear in mind with children. Many climbers seem to frequent the site. Car park available for £3. Show more
#4 - Sallagh Braes Circular
Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Sallagh Braes and its basalt cliffs provides a stunning backdrop on exposed hillside with dramatic edges. Views can be enjoyed across the cliffs to the valley below and the Irish sea in the distance. The local area might appear familiar even to those not to local to Northern Ireland as it was featured in the popular TV series 'Game of Thrones'. Show more
#5 - Dungonnell Way
Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 4 h 51 m
This trail goes through Dungonnell Dam, Glenariff Forest Park and scenic Skerry East Road. It is a mix of paved road and forested paths.Show more
#6 - Cranny Falls
Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h
This former railway track leaves from Carnlough and ends at the picturesque Cranny Falls.Show more
#7 - Breen Oakwood Nature Reserve Walk
Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 54 m
This is a great place to see birds and wildlife. For more information visit: https://discovernorthernireland.com/Breen-Oakwood-Nature-Reserve-Armoy-Ballymoney-P36098/Show more
#8 - Hen and Cock Mountain
Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
#9 - Dunseverick Castle, Portbradden and Ballintoy Harbour
Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
#10 - Sileveanorra Extended Loop
Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 5 h 16 m
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