Glenarm Coastal Walk

The Glenarm Coastal Walk is 2 miles south of Glenarm Village beside the coast road. This is a linear (optional return) walk, all off-road covering a distance of 0.4 mile or 600 metres.

The Glenarm Coastal Walk is 2 miles south of Glenarm Village beside the coast road. This is a linear (optional return) walk, all off-road covering a distance of 0.4 miles or 600 metres. Allow 15 minutes for a return journey. Dogs are allowed. The walk can be extended to the village of Glenarm by taking the footway along the Coast Road. The distance to Glenarm is 0.8 miles (1.3km) – allow 30 minutes.

This is an easy walk on a flat, chalk path and is suitable for most wheelchair users. There is a car park at both ends of the walk. Picnic tables are available on-site. Public toilets can be found in Carnlough and Glenarm.

This is a short linear walk along a stretch of the famous County Antrim coastline. It provides a welcome break for the traveller following the Coast Road. Picnic tables are also provided. From either car park follow the path along the coast to enjoy the scenery. The path is designed to be sympathetic to the less able.

Views to the north include Glenarm Forest, Glenarm Salmon Farm, The Trosks and Garron Point. Across the North Channel, the Scottish Islandmages and North Islay, Mull of Kintyre, Rhyns of Galloway, Paps of Jura and Paddy’s Milestone or Ailsa Craig can be seen. Looking south, you can see the Maiden’s of hulin Rocks.

Along the path, several rough tracks lead down to the stony beaches. Carpets of Birdsfoot Trefoil decorate the path along the way and above you head are the towering white limestone cliffs of Minnis North, so watch out for buzzards. An interpretative panel in the south car park explains the geological history of the area. It explains how the cliffs were formed from deposits of skeletal remains of fish when the area was submerged in a warm tropical sea about 140 million years ago.

Information gained from Walk NI.

Photo by Ian McIlroy Photograph

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