Cranny Falls

Walking Route

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

Start Point:


Finish Point:


Point of interest:

A viewpoint in Gortin Quarry shows Carnlough Bay

Nearest town:


OS map:

Sheet 9


Off-road path, partly rough


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.


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

Accessible terrain:

Off road paths, rough and steep in places


Larne Country Walks

Publication availability:

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

Getting to the start by public transport:

Bus Services 252 or 152.

Getting to the start by car:

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

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Larne Visitor Information Centre
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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