Glenariff Forest Park, Viewpoint Trail

Walking Route

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


0.6 miles

Start Point:


Finish Point:


Point of interest:

Sea views, ornamental garden

Nearest town:


OS map:

Sheet 9


Forest paths, steep in places


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.


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.

Accessible toilet facilities:


Accessible terrain:

Forest paths, steep in places



Getting to the start by public transport:

Accessed via the A43 - Ballymena to Cushendall Road.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballymena Tourist Information Centre "The Braid"
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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