Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast

Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast

5 Day Leisurely - Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Ballintoy

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Ballintoy.

DAY 2: Ballintoy - Dunseverick Castle

Distance 10 km • Estimated Time 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 140m
Ballintoy harbour is an idyllic setting at the start of your day. Following around the coast line and cliff face you will reach White Park Beach. Take your shoes and socks off as you paddle along the white sand to reach the fishing village of Portbraddan. Your walk finishes at the ruins of Dunseverick Castle.

DAY 3: Dunseverick Castle - Portballintrae

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 280m
This cliff top walk ranks as one of the best in the world. Simply put, it is truly breath-taking. Allow some extra time to visit the Giant's Causeway - a UNESCO world heritage site.

DAY 4: Dunluce Castle - Portstewart

Distance 15 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 70 m
We will transfer you to the 14th century ruins of Dunluce Castle in the morning. It’s worth taking the time to soak in the centuries of history within these well-preserved walls. Gravel paths, roadway, promenade and beach take you around the coast and sea-side town of Portrush with its links golf course until you reach Portstewart.

DAY 5: Departure from Portstewart

There are regular bus services from Portstewart. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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6 Day Leisurely - Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Ballycastle

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Ballycastle.

DAY 2: Ballycastle - Ballintoy

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 210 m
A bit of a climb out of Ballycastle but relatively flat for the rest of the walk. As you leave the forest trail out into the open, views of Rathlin, Fair Head, and maybe even Jura and the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. You cannot miss the short diversion to cross the Carrick-a-Rede bridge, a selfie opportunity to beat them all, don’t drop your phone!

DAY 3: Ballintoy - Dunseverick Castle

Distance 10 km • Estimated Time 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 140m
Ballintoy harbour is an idyllic setting at the start of your day. Following around the coast line and cliff face you will reach White Park Beach. Take your shoes and socks off as you paddle along the white sand to reach the fishing village of Portbraddan. Your walk finishes at the ruins of Dunseverick Castle.

DAY 4: Dunseverick Castle - Portballintrae

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 280m
This cliff top walk ranks as one of the best in the world. Simply put, it is truly breath-taking. Allow some extra time to visit the Giant's Causeway - a UNESCO world heritage site.

DAY 5: Dunluce Castle - Portstewart

Distance 15 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 70 m
We will transfer you to the 14th century ruins of Dunluce Castle in the morning. It’s worth taking the time to soak in the centuries of history within these well-preserved walls. Gravel paths, roadway, promenade and beach take you around the coast and sea-side town of Portrush with its links golf course until you reach Portstewart.

DAY 6: Departure from Portstewart

There are regular bus services from Portstewart. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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7 Day Leisurely - Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Ballycastle

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Ballycastle.

DAY 2: Rathlin Island

Distance 10 or25 km • Estimated Time 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 or 550 m
In the morning the ferry trip from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island is short but the difference in landscapes and Island life from the mainland is noticeable. A trip to the Upside-Down West Lighthouse to visit the large seabird colony is a must. You can opt to take a bus there and walk back? It means that you will have time to hike as far as the South Lighthouse and back in the afternoon and maybe even enjoy a pint in the harbour bar as you watch for your ferry to come back for you.

DAY 3: Ballycastle - Ballintoy

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3-7 hours • Overall Height Gain 210 m
A bit of a climb out of Ballycastle but relatively flat for the rest of the walk. As you leave the forest trail out into the open, views of Rathlin, Fair Head, and maybe even Jura and the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. You cannot miss the short diversion to cross the Carrick-a-Rede bridge, a selfie opportunity to beat them all, don’t drop your phone!

DAY 4: Ballintoy - Dunseverick Castle

Distance 10 km • Estimated Time 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 140m
Ballintoy harbour is an idyllic setting at the start of your day. Following around the coast line and cliff face you will reach White Park Beach. Take your shoes and socks off as you paddle along the white sand to reach the fishing village of Portbraddan .Your walk finishes at the ruins of Dunseverick Castle.

DAY 5: Dunseverick Castle - Portballintrae

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 280m
This cliff top walk ranks as one of the best in the world. Simply put, it is truly breath-taking. Allow some extra time to visit the Giant's Causeway - a UNESCO world heritage site.

DAY 6: Dunluce Castle - Portstewart

Distance 15 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 70 m
We will transfer you to the 14th century ruins of Dunluce Castle in the morning. It’s worth taking the time to soak in the centuries of history within these well-preserved walls. Gravel paths, roadway, promenade and beach take you around the coast and sea-side town of Portrush with its links golf course until you reach Portstewart.

DAY 7: Departure from Portstewart

There are regular bus services from Portstewart. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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8 Day Leisurely - Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Ballycastle

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Ballycastle.

DAY 2: Murlough bay - Ballycastle

Distance 10 or14 km • Estimated Time 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 270 or 300 m
In the morning after a hearty breakfast we will transfer you to Murlough Bay. Follow the cliff top path around the famous climbing mecca of fair head with jaw dropping vistas out across The Moyle Sea. Scotland is just a ‘skip’ across the channel. The beach will lead you back to Ballycastle.

DAY 3: Rathlin Island

Distance 10 or25 km • Estimated Time 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 or 550 m
In the morning the ferry trip from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island is short but the difference in landscapes and Island life from the mainland is noticeable. A trip to the Upside-Down West Lighthouse to visit the large seabird colony is a must. You can opt to take a bus there and walk back? It means that you will have time to hike as far as the South Lighthouse and back in the afternoon and maybe even enjoy a pint in the harbour bar as you watch for your ferry to come back for you.

DAY 4: Ballycastle - Ballintoy

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3-7 hours • Overall Height Gain 210 m
A bit of a climb out of Ballycastle but relatively flat for the rest of the walk. As you leave the forest trail out into the open, views of Rathlin, Fair Head, and maybe even Jura and the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. You cannot miss the short diversion to cross the Carrick-a-Rede bridge, a selfie opportunity to beat them all, don’t drop your phone!

DAY 5: Ballintoy - Dunseverick Castle

Distance 10 km • Estimated Time 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 140m
Ballintoy harbour is an idyllic setting at the start of your day. Following around the coast line and cliff face you will reach White Park Beach. Take your shoes and socks off as you paddle along the white sand to reach the fishing village of Portbraddan. Your walk finishes at the ruins of Dunseverick Castle.

DAY 6: Dunseverick Castle - Portballintrae

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 280m
This cliff top walk ranks as one of the best in the world. Simply put, it is truly breath-taking. Allow some extra time to visit the Giant's Causeway - a UNESCO world heritage site.

DAY 7: Dunluce Castle - Portstewart

Distance 15 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 70 m
We will transfer you to the 14th century ruins of Dunluce Castle in the morning. It’s worth taking the time to soak in the centuries of history within these well-preserved walls. Gravel paths, roadway, promenade and beach take you around the coast and sea-side town of Portrush with its links golf course until you reach Portstewart.

DAY 8: Departure from Portstewart

There are regular bus services from Portstewart. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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5 Day Moderate - Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Ballycastle

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Ballycastle.

DAY 2: Ballycastle - Ballintoy

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3-7 hours • Overall Height Gain 210 m
A bit of a climb out of Ballycastle but relatively flat for the rest of the walk. As you leave the forest trail out into the open, views of Rathlin, Fair Head, and maybe even Jura and the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. You cannot miss the short diversion to cross the Carrick-a-Rede bridge, a selfie opportunity to beat them all, don’t drop your phone!

DAY 3: Ballintoy - Giant's Causeway

Distance 18 km • Estimated 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 340 m
Ballintoy harbour is an idyllic setting at the start of your day. Following around the coast line and cliff face you will reach White Park Beach. Take your shoes and socks off as you paddle along the white sand to reach the fishing village of Portbraddan. Pass the ruins of Dunseverick Castle. The cliff top section of the walk ranks as one of the best in the world. Simply put, it is truly breath-taking. Allow some extra time to visit the Giant's Causeway - a UNESCO world heritage site.

DAY 4: Giants Causeway - Portstewart

Distance 21 km • Estimated 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 180m
A few kilometres after setting off you will come to the 14th century ruins of Dunluce Castle in the morning. It’s worth taking the time to soak in the centuries of history within these well-preserved walls. Gravel paths, roadway, promenade and beach take you around the coast and sea-side town of Portrush with its links golf course until you reach Portstewart.

DAY 5: Departure from Portstewart

There are regular bus services from Portstewart. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey.

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6 Day Moderate - Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Ballycastle

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Ballycastle.

DAY 2: Rathlin Island

Distance 10 or 25 km • Estimated 3 – 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 or 550 m
In the morning the ferry trip from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island is short but the difference in landscapes and Island life from the mainland is noticeable. A trip to the Upside-Down West Lighthouse to visit the large seabird colony is a must. You can opt to take a bus there and walk back? It means that you will have time to hike as far as the South Lighthouse and back in the afternoon and maybe even enjoy a pint in the harbour bar as you watch for your ferry to come back for you.

DAY 3: Ballycastle - Ballintoy

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3-7 hours • Overall Height Gain 210 m
A bit of a climb out of Ballycastle but relatively flat for the rest of the walk. As you leave the forest trail out into the open, views of Rathlin, Fair Head, and maybe even Jura and the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. You cannot miss the short diversion to cross the Carrick-a-Rede bridge, a selfie opportunity to beat them all, don’t drop your phone!

DAY 4: Ballintoy - Giant's Causeway

Distance 18 km • Estimated 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 340 m
Ballintoy harbour is an idyllic setting at the start of your day. Following around the coast line and cliff face you will reach White Park Beach. Take your shoes and socks off as you paddle along the white sand to reach the fishing village of Portbraddan. Pass the ruins of Dunseverick Castle. The cliff top section of the walk ranks as one of the best in the world. Simply put, it is truly breath-taking. Allow some extra time to visit the Giant's Causeway - a UNESCO world heritage site.

DAY 5: Giants Causeway - Portstewart

Distance 21 km • Estimated 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 180m
A few kilometres after setting off you will come to the 14th century ruins of Dunluce Castle in the morning. It’s worth taking the time to soak in the centuries of history within these well-preserved walls. Gravel paths, roadway, promenade and beach take you around the coast and sea-side town of Portrush with its links golf course until you reach Portstewart.

DAY 6: Departure from Portstewart

There are regular bus services from Portstewart. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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7 Day Moderate - Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Cushendall

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Cushendall.

DAY 2: Torr Head - Ballycastle

Distance 16 or 20 km • Estimated Time 5 - 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 550 or 650 m
In the morning we will transfer you to Torr Head. The Moyle Sea stretches out below across to Scotland which is surprisingly close by as you round Fair Head. The beach leads back to Ballycastle.

DAY 3: Rathlin Island

Distance 10 or 25 km • Estimated 3 – 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 or 550 m
In the morning the ferry trip from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island is short but the difference in landscapes and Island life from the mainland is noticeable. A trip to the Upside-Down West Lighthouse to visit the large seabird colony is a must. You can opt to take a bus there and walk back? It means that you will have time to hike as far as the South Lighthouse and back in the afternoon and maybe even enjoy a pint in the harbour bar as you watch for your ferry to come back for you.

DAY 4: Ballycastle - Ballintoy

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3-7 hours • Overall Height Gain 210 m
A bit of a climb out of Ballycastle but relatively flat for the rest of the walk. As you leave the forest trail out into the open, views of Rathlin, Fair Head, and maybe even Jura and the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. You cannot miss the short diversion to cross the Carrick-a-Rede bridge, a selfie opportunity to beat them all, don’t drop your phone!

DAY 5: Ballintoy - Giant's Causeway

Distance 18 km • Estimated 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 340 m
Ballintoy harbour is an idyllic setting at the start of your day. Following around the coast line and cliff face you will reach White Park Beach. Take your shoes and socks off as you paddle along the white sand to reach the fishing village of Portbraddan. Pass the ruins of Dunseverick Castle. The cliff top section of the walk ranks as one of the best in the world. Simply put, it is truly breath-taking. Allow some extra time to visit the Giant's Causeway - a UNESCO world heritage site.

DAY 6: Giants Causeway - Portstewart

Distance 21 km • Estimated 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 180m
A few kilometres after setting off you will come to the 14th century ruins of Dunluce Castle in the morning. It’s worth taking the time to soak in the centuries of history within these well-preserved walls. Gravel paths, roadway, promenade and beach take you around the coast and sea-side town of Portrush with its links golf course until you reach Portstewart.

DAY 7: Departure from Portstewart

There are regular bus services from Portstewart. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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8 Day Moderate - Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Cushendall

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Cushendall.

DAY 2: Orra Beg - Ballycastle

Distance 20km • Estimated Time 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
This morning we will transfer you to the familiar forest track way below Orra Beg where you begin your walk in the opposite direction. We soon pass the site of Mc Quillans Grave, he was and ancient Irish tribal chieftain. Pleasant Forestry tacks and an old railway line lead the way down into the wonderful town of old fair town of Ballycastle.

DAY 3: Torr Head - Ballycastle

Distance 16 or 20 km • Estimated Time 5 - 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 550 or 650 m
In the morning we will transfer you to Torr Head. The Moyle Sea stretches out below across to Scotland which is surprisingly close by as you round Fair Head. The beach leads back to Ballycastle.

DAY 4: Rathlin Island

Distance 10 or 25 km • Estimated 3 – 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 or 550 m
In the morning the ferry trip from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island is short but the difference in landscapes and Island life from the mainland is noticeable. A trip to the Upside-Down West Lighthouse to visit the large seabird colony is a must. You can opt to take a bus there and walk back? It means that you will have time to hike as far as the South Lighthouse and back in the afternoon and maybe even enjoy a pint in the harbour bar as you watch for your ferry to come back for you.

DAY 5: Ballycastle - Ballintoy

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3-7 hours • Overall Height Gain 210 m
A bit of a climb out of Ballycastle but relatively flat for the rest of the walk. As you leave the forest trail out into the open, views of Rathlin, Fair Head, and maybe even Jura and the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. You cannot miss the short diversion to cross the Carrick-a-Rede bridge, a selfie opportunity to beat them all, don’t drop your phone!

DAY 6: Ballintoy - Giant's Causeway

Distance 18 km • Estimated 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 340 m
Ballintoy harbour is an idyllic setting at the start of your day. Following around the coast line and cliff face you will reach White Park Beach. Take your shoes and socks off as you paddle along the white sand to reach the fishing village of Portbraddan. Pass the ruins of Dunseverick Castle. The cliff top section of the walk ranks as one of the best in the world. Simply put, it is truly breath-taking. Allow some extra time to visit the Giant's Causeway - a UNESCO world heritage site.

DAY 7: Giants Causeway - Portstewart

Distance 21 km • Estimated 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 180m
A few kilometres after setting off you will come to the 14th century ruins of Dunluce Castle in the morning. It’s worth taking the time to soak in the centuries of history within these well-preserved walls. Gravel paths, roadway, promenade and beach take you around the coast and sea-side town of Portrush with its links golf course until you reach Portstewart.

DAY 8: Departure from Portstewart

There are regular bus services from Portstewart. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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9 Day Moderate - Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Cushendall

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Cushendall.

DAY 2: Orra Beg - Glenariff Forest Park

Distance 16 km • Estimated Time 5 – 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 350m
This morning we will transfer you to a forest track way below Orra Beg. This is an isolated section of forest track, paths and open moorland. At times the underfoot conditions can be wet as we cross the shoulder of Trostan. Today’s route finishes by descending into Glenariff Forest Park.

DAY 3: Orra Beg - Ballycastle

Distance 20km • Estimated Time 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
This morning we will transfer you to the familiar forest track way below Orra Beg where you begin your walk in the opposite direction. We soon pass the site of Mc Quillans Grave, he was and ancient Irish tribal chieftain. Pleasant Forestry tacks and an old railway line lead the way down into the wonderful town of old fair town of Ballycastle.

DAY 4: Torr Head - Ballycastle

Distance 16 or 20 km • Estimated Time 5 - 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 550 or 650 m
In the morning we will transfer you to Torr Head. The Moyle Sea stretches out below across to Scotland which is surprisingly close by as you round Fair Head. The beach leads back to Ballycastle.

DAY 5: Rathlin Island

Distance 10 or 25 km • Estimated 3 – 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 or 550 m
In the morning the ferry trip from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island is short but the difference in landscapes and Island life from the mainland is noticeable. A trip to the Upside-Down West Lighthouse to visit the large seabird colony is a must. You can opt to take a bus there and walk back? It means that you will have time to hike as far as the South Lighthouse and back in the afternoon and maybe even enjoy a pint in the harbour bar as you watch for your ferry to come back for you.

DAY 6: Ballycastle - Ballintoy

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3-7 hours • Overall Height Gain 210 m
A bit of a climb out of Ballycastle but relatively flat for the rest of the walk. As you leave the forest trail out into the open, views of Rathlin, Fair Head, and maybe even Jura and the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. You cannot miss the short diversion to cross the Carrick-a-Rede bridge, a selfie opportunity to beat them all, don’t drop your phone!

DAY 7: Ballintoy - Giant's Causeway

Distance 18 km • Estimated 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 340 m
Ballintoy harbour is an idyllic setting at the start of your day. Following around the coast line and cliff face you will reach White Park Beach. Take your shoes and socks off as you paddle along the white sand to reach the fishing village of Portbraddan. Pass the ruins of Dunseverick Castle. The cliff top section of the walk ranks as one of the best in the world. Simply put, it is truly breath-taking. Allow some extra time to visit the Giant's Causeway - a UNESCO world heritage site.

DAY 8: Giants Causeway - Portstewart

Distance 21 km • Estimated 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 180m
A few kilometres after setting off you will come to the 14th century ruins of Dunluce Castle in the morning. It’s worth taking the time to soak in the centuries of history within these well-preserved walls. Gravel paths, roadway, promenade and beach take you around the coast and sea-side town of Portrush with its links golf course until you reach Portstewart.

DAY 9: Departure from Portstewart

There are regular bus services from Portstewart. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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10 Day Moderate - Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast Walking Holiday

*This itinerary covers the full route from Glenarrif to Portstewart .

DAY 1: Arrival in Cushendall

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Cushendall.

DAY 2: Waterfoot – Glenariff Forest Park

Distance 14 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 410m
This morning we will transfer you the few miles to the coastal village of Waterfoot. The walk from Waterfoot follows the Glenariff river valley as it neatly divides one of the 9 Glens. The steady climb reaches the Glenariff forest park. We continue through the impressive forest nature trail. A glance back will reward you with a seascape across The Moyle as far as Scotland.

DAY 3: Orra Beg - Glenariff Forest Park

Distance 16 km • Estimated Time 5 – 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 350m
This morning we will transfer you to a forest track way below Orra Beg. This is an isolated section of forest track, paths and open moorland. At times the underfoot conditions can be wet as we cross the shoulder of Trostan. Today’s route finishes by descending into Glenariff Forest Park.

DAY 4: Orra Beg - Ballycastle

Distance 20km • Estimated Time 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
This morning we will transfer you to the familiar forest track way below Orra Beg where you begin your walk in the opposite direction. We soon pass the site of Mc Quillans Grave, he was and ancient Irish tribal chieftain. Pleasant Forestry tacks and an old railway line lead the way down into the wonderful town of old fair town of Ballycastle.

DAY 5: Torr Head - Ballycastle

Distance 16 or 20 km • Estimated Time 5 - 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 550 or 650 m
In the morning we will transfer you to Torr Head. The Moyle Sea stretches out below across to Scotland which is surprisingly close by as you round Fair Head. The beach leads back to Ballycastle.

DAY 6: Rathlin Island

Distance 10 or 25 km • Estimated 3 – 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 or 550 m
In the morning the ferry trip from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island is short but the difference in landscapes and Island life from the mainland is noticeable. A trip to the Upside-Down West Lighthouse to visit the large seabird colony is a must. You can opt to take a bus there and walk back? It means that you will have time to hike as far as the South Lighthouse and back in the afternoon and maybe even enjoy a pint in the harbour bar as you watch for your ferry to come back for you.

DAY 7: Ballycastle - Ballintoy

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3-7 hours • Overall Height Gain 210 m
A bit of a climb out of Ballycastle but relatively flat for the rest of the walk. As you leave the forest trail out into the open, views of Rathlin, Fair Head, and maybe even Jura and the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. You cannot miss the short diversion to cross the Carrick-a-Rede bridge, a selfie opportunity to beat them all, don’t drop your phone!

DAY 8: Ballintoy - Giant's Causeway

Distance 18 km • Estimated 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 340 m
Ballintoy harbour is an idyllic setting at the start of your day. Following around the coast line and cliff face you will reach White Park Beach. Take your shoes and socks off as you paddle along the white sand to reach the fishing village of Portbraddan. Pass the ruins of Dunseverick Castle. The cliff top section of the walk ranks as one of the best in the world. Simply put, it is truly breath-taking. Allow some extra time to visit the Giant's Causeway - a UNESCO world heritage site.

DAY 9: Giants Causeway - Portstewart

Distance 21 km • Estimated 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 180m
A few kilometres after setting off you will come to the 14th century ruins of Dunluce Castle in the morning. It’s worth taking the time to soak in the centuries of history within these well-preserved walls. Gravel paths, roadway, promenade and beach take you around the coast and sea-side town of Portrush with its links golf course until you reach Portstewart.

DAY 10: Departure from Portstewart

There are regular bus services from Portstewart. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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Highlights on this trip include: 

  • Glenariff forest park and the Glens of Antrim
  • Quaint villages
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge 
  • Dunseverick Castle ruin
  • Game of Thrones filming locations
  • Bushmills oldest distillery in the world
  • Rathlin Island
  • Giants Causeway UNESCO world heritage site
  • Relatively flat Coastal walk for much of the way

& so much more….

Grade
Leisurely - Moderate
Distance
150km (93 miles)
Duration
5 - 10 days
Dates
01 Mar - 12 Oct
Type
Self Guided
Rating
No Ratings

Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast - Overview

Carrick- a - rede Rope bridge Mountain Ways Ireland Walking Holiday

The Antrim Glens & Causeway Coast Way is one of the gems of the North. The linear route which incorporates both The Moyle way and The Causeway Coastal Route takes in around 100 kms and can be extended further by visiting Rathlin Island.

The terrain is varied from forest paths, mountain glens sweeping to the sea, asphalt road, open moorland, farmland and rugged clifftop paths. There is a small but beautiful stretch of beach walking along white park bay.

Apart from the Moyle Way section which does involve an overall ascent of 850 m (split over a couple of days) The Causeway Coast Way follows a relatively flat route.

The way passes ruined castles and iconic places like the Carrick- a – Rede rope bridge and unique geological landscape of The Giants Causeway.

Take a ferry out to visit Rathlin Island, its upside-down lighthouse and impressive bird colony.

Please note that it is not always possible to walk directly from inn to inn. Because of limited accommodation in some locations on your tour, we may need to book you into accommodation which will require transfers to/from your trail head start/end point. It may also be necessary to book you into the same accommodation for more than one night. The cost or itinerary of your chosen hike is not affected.

Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from €495 per person
  • 10 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely or Moderate Hikes
  • Waymarking -there are parts of the trail that have not been well marked if at all. Mountain Ways Ireland will provide detailed and comprehensive route notes.
  • Terrain: Mountain paths, open farmland, boreens, clifftop paths, beaches, regular asphalt.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast - Available Hikes

Enjoy the walk at your own pace

Our Leisurely Hiking Tours are designed with the not so regular hiker in mind or for that matter the regular hiker who just wants to set an easy pace.

Leisurely Hiking Days

Average Daily Hike: 13 – 16 km (8 – 10 Miles)
Average Daily Hiking Time: 3 – 5 hours

Leisurely Itineraries Available

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Enjoy the walk at your own pace

Our Moderate Hiking Tours are designed with the not so regular hiker in mind or for that matter the regular hiker who just wants to set an easy pace.

Moderate Hiking Days

Average Daily Hike: 16 – 21 km (10 – 13 Miles)
Average Daily Hiking Time: 5 – 7 hours

Moderate Itineraries Available

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Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from €495 per person
  • 10 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely or Moderate Hikes
  • Waymarking -there are parts of the trail that have not been well marked if at all. Mountain Ways Ireland will provide detailed and comprehensive route notes.
  • Terrain: Mountain paths, open farmland, boreens, clifftop paths, beaches, regular asphalt.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast - Travel

Green grassy sea cliffs Antrim Coast Walk

Mountain Ways Ireland will provide all necessary public transport details so that you can easily travel to and from the Antrim coast for your hiking tour.

If you’re one of those people who just can’t wait, then by all means you can start planning yourself now…

Ireland as a small Island on the fringe of Europe is very well served by all major worldwide airlines.

Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer direct flights from many worldwide locations with new routes opening all of the time. Easyjet offer direct flights from all over the UK and Europe to Belfast.

  1. Belfast International Airport
  2. George Best Belfast City Airport
  3. Dublin Airport

How to Get to the Start-point of your Hiking Tour:

Belfast: Train and Public bus service from Dublin

Cushendall: Use the ‘Journey Planner’ option on the Translink website.

Ballycastle: Use the ‘Journey Planner’ option on the Translink website.

Ballintoy: Use the ‘Journey Planner’ option on the Translink website.

How to Get to travel onwards at the end of your Hiking Tour:

Take the bus from Portstewart. Use the ‘Journey Planner’ option on the Translink website.

Arriving by Car:

Most B& B owners will facilitate you parking your car but please contact us beforehand to check.

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Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast - Accommodation

couple enjoying bushmills whiskey tasting causeway coast walk

We understand that a well selected Inn, B&B or guesthouse can make all the difference.

It’s one of the key ingredients that can make a good vacation into a great one.

A welcoming smile, a warm hello and a comfortable bed to take the weight off those feet is what you deserve.

Remember that we are hikers and we only want for you the same value for money standards that we would expect ourselves.

We expect somewhere to dry those boots and gear if they are wet.

Mountain Ways Ireland have carefully selected the accommodations for a range of reasons; it may be their location, their reviews and what other customers tell us, or the all-around local and authentic hospitality.

Wherever possible, rooms are generally en-suite, but if booked out already we will endeavour to have a private bathroom outside your own bedroom.

Just like us at Mountain Ways Ireland, The B&B owners have immense pride in their own businesses.

They love their own areas and will be more than happy to share a few stories or tips (good and bad!) of where to eat or drink. It’s hard to beat local, up to the minute knowledge.

* The Northern Ireland Tourist industry is in its infancy after a turbulent recent history thankfully well consigned to the past. This brings many benefits away from the big crowds but also its downside. Because of limited accommodation options along the route, we may need to book you into the same location for more than one night, with transfers to and from the trailheads. These transfers are usually carried out by the B&B owner or a local taxi company, and the cost is covered in your tour price. This will not affect your trail itinerary.
We always try to book accommodation which is as close to the local amenities as possible if it meets with our high standards of course. If the accommodation is relatively remote (where access to local pubs/restaurants is not an option), the owner of the B&B that you are staying at will ensure that you are well fed. The Northern Irish hospitality is known the world over!

Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from €495 per person
  • 10 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely or Moderate Hikes
  • Waymarking -there are parts of the trail that have not been well marked if at all. Mountain Ways Ireland will provide detailed and comprehensive route notes.
  • Terrain: Mountain paths, open farmland, boreens, clifftop paths, beaches, regular asphalt.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast - Additional Activities

Carrick- a - rede Rope bridge Mountain Ways Ireland Walking Holiday

Suggested Activities / Extra days

It pays sometimes to just take a rest for a day, The Antrim glens and Causeway Coast way offers a wide range of ways to fill your day off.

Portballintrae: Why not spend an extra night here and visit the 400-year-old home to Bushmills Irish Whiskey. This is also a great base to visit an spend some extra time exploring The Giants Causeway, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Portstewart: Is golf your think? Why not visit Royal Portrush, home to the 2010 US open winner, Graeme Mc Dowell.

Belfast: Take a day off and spend it in this vibrant and historical city that has emerged from a troubled past, a period thankfully confined to the history shelves. Take a Black Taxi tour to the ‘peace line’ a sad reminder that the country is still divided in many ways but moving forward. Visit the ‘Titanic Quarter’ and listen to the fascinating tragic story of this great ship, in the city where it was built. In the evening relax in the cosmopolitan Cathedral quarter with a pint of the black stuff.

How to Book an Extra day or Activity:

  • Choose your activity or where you want to spend an extra night or two to make this happen.
  • Go to our BOOKING FORM and simply tell us about the additional nights required as part of your Walking Holiday package.

The price of an extra night on the Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast Way is € 60 pps with a € 15 single supplement.

Accommodation in Belfast is € 60 pps with a € 40 single room supplement.

Accommodation in Dublin is €85 pps with a € 60 single room supplement.

Please note that if you choose to book your own extra nights’ accommodation elsewhere and not listed as part of The Mountain Ways Ireland package then luggage and transfers must be arranged by yourself.

Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from €495 per person
  • 10 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely or Moderate Hikes
  • Waymarking -there are parts of the trail that have not been well marked if at all. Mountain Ways Ireland will provide detailed and comprehensive route notes.
  • Terrain: Mountain paths, open farmland, boreens, clifftop paths, beaches, regular asphalt.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast - Photos

Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast - Guide Price List

€495

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5 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €170

Book Leisurely Book Moderate

€595

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6 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €210

Book Leisurely Book Moderate

€680

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7 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €250

Book Leisurely Book Moderate

€740

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8 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €280

Book Leisurely Book Moderate

€820

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9 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €320

Book Moderate

€895

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10 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €360

Book Moderate
Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast
from €100 per person

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