Antrim Coast and Glens 8 Day Self Guided Hike

Multi-day & Extended Tours, You begin your holiday on the first evening in either in Larne or Broughshane – depending on accommodation availability.On arrival you will receive you information pack containing all your maps & route notes for your trip. to After a final breakfast and farewell in Portstewart you commence your homeward journey.

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The Antrim Coast and Glens Hike explores one of the most beautiful sections of Ireland’s east coast. Boasting the fabulous Glens of Antrim, the Giant’s Causeway, fantastic castles & beautiful beaches – to say nothing of a wonderful distillery – it is a place that is a pleasure to discover. We are delighted to re-introduce our hike holidays in this region with our refreshed Route Notes & research to give you 2 holidays to choose from at amazing introductory prices. The Moyle Way & The Causeway Coast Way.
Day 1: Arrive in Broughshane or Larne - You begin your holiday on the first evening in either in Larne or Broughshane – depending on accommodation availability. On arrival you will receive you information pack containing all your maps & route notes for your trip.Day 2: Hike the Shillanavoghy Valley - After a hearty breakfast you will be transferred to Ballyboley Forest. From here you will travel west in the shadow of Slemish Mountain. On arrival to the end of your hike you will be transferred back to Broughshane/ Larne for your overnight.Walk Details: Distance: 16kms. Duration: 5hours. Day 3: Ballyboley to Glenarm -Today you will travel back to Ballyboley Forest to start your walk. You will hike North, with the route starting with a gentle climb as we contour around Agnews Hill, continuing along to the Sallagh Braes. From here you will follow the Ulster Way north along a beautiful ridgeline, until you descend into the quaint village of Glenarmm. Overnght in Cushendall. Walk Details: Distance: 20kms. Duration: 6hours. Day 4: Orrabeg to Ballycastle - Today you return to Orra Beg and head north for Ballycastle. The final part of today’s walk takes you into Ballycastle Forest where you descend along a good forest path into Ballycastle. Overnight at Ballycastle. Walk Details: Distance: 17kms. Duration: 5.5hours. Day 5: Fair Head Loop - This hike takes you around the magnificent coastal route of Murlough and Fair Head. The path hugs the coast with dramatic cliff drops. If it is a misty day with poor visibility there are several looped walks from the car park at Fair Head Farm that can be enjoyed instead. Overnight in Ballycastle. Walk Details: Distance: 8kms. Duration: 4 hours. Day 6: Larrybane to Giants Causeway - The best coastal walk in Ireland – bar none! Varied geology, views across to Scotland, cliff and beach walks, the Giant’s Causeway and Ireland’s smallest church are all to be found on today’s route. Walk Details: Distance: 18 kms. Duration: 6 hours. Day 7: Portballintrae to Portstewart - Your final day’s walk begins on the coastal road to Portrush passing Magheracross viewpoint and Dunluce Castle, perched precariously high on a promontory overlooking the sea. Your walk continues along Mill Strand (beach) and then, following the Causeway markers, the route continues along the coastline, ending at the promenade in Portstewart. Overnight at Portstewart.Walk Details: Distance: 18 kms. Duration: 6 hours. Day 8: Departure - After a final breakfast and farewell in Portstewart you commence your homeward journey.

What’s included

  • 7 night’s Bed and Breakfast.
  • Full Irish Breakfast each morning.
  • 6 days walking. Varied and interesting each day.
  • Move your luggage each walking day.
  • Give you full walking details, easy to read route descriptions and maps of the area.
  • 24 hrs Emergency/Information contact number.
  • Full pre-departure information pack to allow you to fully plan for your holiday and so get the most from this Irish walking experience.

What’s not included

  • Flights
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Medical Expenses
  • Single Room Supplement – €250.00. Solo Traveller Supplement – €315.00

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Broughshane or Larne - You begin your holiday on the first evening in either in Larne or Broughshane – depending on accommodation availability. On arrival you will receive you information pack containing all your maps & route notes for your trip.
Day 2: Hike the Shillanavoghy Valley - After a hearty breakfast you will be transferred to Ballyboley Forest. From here you will travel west in the shadow of Slemish Mountain. On arrival to the end of your hike you will be transferred back to Broughshane/ Larne for your overnight. Walk Details: Distance: 16kms. Duration: 5hours. 
Day 3: Ballyboley to Glenarm -Today you will travel back to Ballyboley Forest to start your walk. You will hike North, with the route starting with a gentle climb as we contour around Agnews Hill, continuing along to the Sallagh Braes. From here you will follow the Ulster Way north along a beautiful ridgeline, until you descend into the quaint village of Glenarmm. Overnght in Cushendall.  Walk Details: Distance: 20kms. Duration: 6hours. 
Day 4: Orrabeg to Ballycastle - Today you return to Orra Beg and head north for Ballycastle. The final part of today’s walk takes you into Ballycastle Forest where you descend along a good forest path into Ballycastle. Overnight at Ballycastle. Walk Details: Distance: 17kms. Duration: 5.5hours. 
Day 5: Fair Head Loop - This hike takes you around the magnificent coastal route of Murlough and Fair Head. The path hugs the coast with dramatic cliff drops. If it is a misty day with poor visibility there are several looped walks from the car park at Fair Head Farm that can be enjoyed instead. Overnight in Ballycastle.  Walk Details: Distance: 8kms. Duration: 4 hours. 
Day 6: Larrybane to Giants Causeway - The best coastal walk in Ireland – bar none! Varied geology, views across to Scotland, cliff and beach walks, the Giant’s Causeway and Ireland’s smallest church are all to be found on today’s route. Walk Details: Distance: 18 kms. Duration: 6 hours. 
Day 7: Portballintrae to Portstewart - Your final day’s walk begins on the coastal road to Portrush passing Magheracross viewpoint and Dunluce Castle, perched precariously high on a promontory overlooking the sea. Your walk continues along Mill Strand (beach) and then, following the Causeway markers, the route continues along the coastline, ending at the promenade in Portstewart. Overnight at Portstewart. Walk Details: Distance: 18 kms. Duration: 6 hours. 
Day 8: Departure - After a final breakfast and farewell in Portstewart you commence your homeward journey.
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