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Four new walking routes for Rathlin Island

28 October

Four new quality walks have been launched on Rathlin Island, the most northerly inhabited island in Ireland.

The routes join the already existing Rathlin Trail and Roonivoolin Walk to provide walkers with just under 20 miles of walking on the island. All routes are fully way marked making them easy to navigate, allowing walkers to easily explore and enjoy the views of this unique island.

The 1.8 mile circular Ballyconaghan Trail will take walkers through National Trust Land in the North of the island providing stunning views out to the Atlantic and Scotland.

Taking in the south of the island with stunning views of dramatic sea cliffs and of Ballycastle beyond, the 1.9 mile circular Kebble Cliff Walk passes Bull Point, near to where Richard Branson crash landed his hot air balloon in 1987, on his record breaking transatlantic flight.

For the more intrepid rambler, the 2.1 mile circular Kinramer North Walk also through Kebble Nature Reserve features sections through rough terrain, with steep slopes providing walkers with amazing views of dramatic sea cliffs before returning along the edge of Kinramer Wood.

Finally the 1.9 mile circular Kinramer Trail crosses open field, boardwalk and cliff top walkers will be rewarded with views of basalt columns same in structure to those found at the Giant’s Causeway.

Rathlin Island and the official walking trails are accessible by ferry throughout the year from Ballycastle. Contact Rathlin Island Ferries for travel times on 028 2076 9299 or visit www.rathlinballycastleferry.com.

Find out more about Rathlin Island.

Places To Visit

Rathlin Ballyconaghan Trail,

A waymarked route on National Trust Land taking in the north of the island, stunning views out to the Atlantic and Scotland

Rathlin Kinramer North Walk,

A waymarked route through Kebble Nature Reserve, taking in the north of the island with stunning views of dramatic sea cliffs and of Scotland beyond.

Rathlin Kinramer Trail,

A waymarked route around Kinramer South, taking in the south of the island with stunning views of dramatic sea cliffs and of Ballycastle beyond.

Rathlin Kebble Cliff Walk,

A waymarked route around Kebble South, taking in the south of the island with stunning views of dramatic sea cliffs and of Ballycastle beyond.

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