Quality Walk

Croaghan Way

Upland walking route, through Breen Forest and taking in the summit of Croaghan itself.

Please note: The Croaghan Way will be closed to the public by the private landowner from the 12th April 2019 until further notice for protection of ground nesting birds.





6.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 5

Nearest Town

Magherahoney Village

Route Shape


Route Type

Forest, Hill, Mountain, Woodland


Open hillside and forest track

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Panoramic views of Rathlin Island from Croaghan

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Antrim Coast & Glens

Route Description

This 5.5mile walk is the longer of the two walks that start and finish at Altarichard car park on the Altarichard Road; it is also known as the Breen Forest Walk (the other is known as The Milibern).

The Trail is located within the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To follow this way marked trail, leave the car park and make a right turn. After a short distance you will see red and blue way marks on your left. Follow the red arrows for the Breen Forest Trail. These will lead you uphill to the summit of Croaghan from which there are outstanding panoramic views. Continue to follow the red arrows, which descend into Breen Forest, following the Moyle Way for a short section. The Trail then leaves Breen and crosses an area of upland heath before entering the final section at Altarichard Forest. On leaving the Forest make a right turn along Altarichard Road back to the car park.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Located at the Altarichard car park/viewing area on the Orra Scenic Drive between Magherahoney and Cushendall/Cushendun.


Dogs are not allowed. May be livestock on open hill areas and walkers should be aware they may encounter game shooting in the Glenshesk Valley area which may disturb dogs.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5


Car park and viewing area.



Publication Availability


Walk Location
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