The Milibern

Walking Route

A self-guided waymarked trail requiring sturdy waterproof boots. The route consists of open hillside, marshy upland and forest tracks with fine views.

Distance:

3 miles

Start Point:

D123293

Finish Point:

D123293

Point of interest:

Panoramic views of Rathlin Island from Croaghan

Nearest town:

Magherahoney Village

OS map:

Sheet 5

Terrain:

Open hillside and forest track

Route:

Starting at Altarichard Car Park and Picnic Site, turn left and follow the Altarichard Road until you reach a waymarker on the right hand side of the road. The Milibern Walk is marked by the blue arrows. Follow the waymarks uphill over marshy upland until reaching a stile. Cross this and make the final steep ascent to the summit of Croaghan with spectacular views.

At the top of the hill follow the waymaker pointing right and make the steep descent into Breen Forest along the existing fire break. At the end of the fire break, where you join the forest path network, turn right and continue to follow the waymarkers to the end of the forest path. Follow the waymarker to the right along a rough track which is marshy underfoot, this brings you out onto a stretch of open hill.

Make a left at the end of the firebreak following the waymarks across a steep ditch and into Altarichard Forest. Follow the waymarked forest paths until you exit the forest at the side of a gate and onto the Altarichard Road. Turn right and make your way back to Altarichard Car Park and picnic site, which is a short distance along on the left hand side of the road.

Facilities:

Car park, picnic and viewing area.

Accessible terrain:

Open hillside - bog and heather, linking with forest roads.

Publication:

There are 2 publications that cover this walk as follows - 1. Causeway Coast + Glens Walking Guide

2. "Walk Ballymoney" - pack of 6 walk leaflets (see link below).

Publication availability:

Guide and/or pack free from Ballymoney TIC on 028 2766 0230 or visit www.visitballymoney.com (link below).
Causeway Coast + Glens Walking Guide also available to download on this webpage.

Getting to the start by car:

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

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballycastle Visitor Information Centre
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