Quality Walk

Cranny Falls

The gentle incline of this walk takes the route of an old limestone railway track to the now disused Gortin Quarry. Interpretation panels along the way illustrate the history. It ends at Cranny Waterfall where the moist air is good for plants and insects. 




1.2 (One Way) miles

OS Map

Sheet 9

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Coastal, Hill, Riverside


Off-road path, partly rough

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

A viewpoint in Gortin Quarry shows Carnlough Bay

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Antrim Coast & Glens

Route Description

From Carnlough (with its beautiful Carnlough Beach), take the steps going uphill beside the 'Harbour Lights' building. This takes you around to the right and across a bridge over the main road. This path soon takes you past a car park and gradually up to Gortin Quarry where there are seats and viewpoints. Follow the path left over to Cranny Falls. Come back the same way.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Take the A2 (Antrim Coast Road) from Larne-Portrush. Park in the village of Carnlough.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under control

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible)
Shop (wheelchair accessible)
Disabled toilets
Disabled parking


Toilets available in car park in Carnlough. Parking is also available beside the road. Hotel, B&B and cafes are in the town.


Larne Country Walks

Publication Availability

Larne Tourist Information Centre (028) 2827 0088 or downloadable on this page.

Walk Location
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