Giant's Causeway, Antrim - Walking in Northern Ireland

DAY 1: Arrival in Cushendall

From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Cushendall.

DAY 2: Waterfoot - Glenariff Forest Park

Distance 14km • Approximate Walking Time 4 - 6 hours • Ascent (↑) 420m

You will be transferred this morning to the coastal village of Waterfoot. From here you will follow the Glenariff River up the valley to the Forest Park of the same name. You will then follow a delightful nature trail with views across the Sea of Moyle to England and Scotland.

DAY 3: Orra Beg - Glenariff Forest Park

16km • 4 - 6 hours • (↑) 370m

In the morning you will be driven to a forest track below Orra Beg. Continue along paths and tracks across open moorland and through quiet forests before climbing once over the shoulder of Trostan and then down into Glenariff once again.

DAY 4: Orra Beg - Ballycastle

20km • 5 - 7 hours • (↑) 340m

Returning to Orra Beg, you now follow the trail in the opposite direction, north towards Ballycastle. You follow the Glenshesk River downhill past the grave of McQuillan - an ancient Irish clan leader - before climbing steeply uphill to Breen Forest. Follow the trails downhill to your guesthouse next to the sea.

DAY 5: Torr Head - Ballycastle

20km • 6 - 8 hours • (↑) 550m

Complementary transfer to Torr Head in the morning. Enjoy stunning views over the Moyle Sea to nearby Scotland as you follow a cliff-top path around Fair Head. Continue along the beach back to Ballycastle.