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This departure: Grade 5
Independent travel to Belfast. A complimentary transfer bus will operate between Belfast City Airport and Cushendall on the day of arrival and departure. On arrival we may have time for a walk to Layde Church.
We walk from Fallowvee passing the 'Hidden Village' and Loch Galboly to finish at Ardclinis Gorge. About 12 km with 250m ascent and descent.
Today the walk in Glenariff Forest Park starts on the Dungonnell Reservoir road and crosses part of the largest area of blanket bog in Northern Ireland. We cross moorland, passing river banks and waterfalls. About 12 km with 350m ascent and descent.
Lurigethan is the hill that dominates Cushendall. Starting from the forest park we walk along the edge of the plateau-like top with views into the glen and across the sea to Scotland on a fine day. About 11 km with 300m ascent and 500m descent.
Carrick-a-Rede and the Giants Causeway. A classic day that will doubtless be the holiday highlight for many.
A free day. Possibilities include visiting Dunluce Castle and the Bushmills distillery, a day trip to Belfast or a day on Rathlin Island.
Fair Head and Murlough Bay. A scenic walk along cliffs and back before descending to the sea at Murlough Bay. About 11 km with 500m ascent and 500m descent.
Departure after breakfast. Transfer will be arranged to operate after breakfast from Cushendall to Belfast City Airport with the intention of arriving at the airport by noon.