Quality Walk

Glenariff Forest Park, Viewpoint Trail

A short circular walk through woodland and stunning gardens offering spectacular views.




0.6 miles

OS Map

Sheet 9

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



Forest paths, steep in places

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Sea views, ornamental garden

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Antrim Coast & Glens

Route Description

The route is clearly signposted, in a clockwise fashion.

This trail starts as a tarmac path leaving the car park through mature stand of larch trees to a view point on the edge of the Glen. From here you can enjoy views of the 'U' shaped glacially formed glen in front and below you, the vista includes views down to the coast and across the sea you can see the Mull of Kintyre.

The path then goes past the cafe and takes a route through mature woodland and ornamental gardens before returning you back to the cafe and car park.

These walks are situated in a working forest environment and may be subject to diversion and closure from time to time.

Please refer to the Forest Service NI link below for up-to-date information.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Accessed via the A43 - Ballymena to Cushendall Road.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible)
Shop (wheelchair accessible)
Visitors Centre
Disabled toilets


Car park (fee charged), Picnic areas, Café, Shop, Toilets (disabled access), Camping and Caravaning, Electronic 'In-Touch' Information Kiosk, Way-marked/nature trails, Lecture room/Classroom, Permanent Exhibition, Guided tours available.



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