Croaghan Breen Forest Walk

Walking Route

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

Distance:

6.5 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:

This quality accredited 5.5miles 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.

Facilities:

Car park and viewing area.

Accessible terrain:

A trail across open hillside - bog and heather linking with forest roads.

Publication:

"Walk Ballymoney" - Pack of 6 walk cards.

Publication availability:

These are available from Ballymoney Visitor Information Centre.

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
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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