Glenariff Forest Park

Discover the magical beauty of Glenariff Forest Park, the Queen of the Glens, and journey along the coast road with spectacular views.

  • Fascinating history
  • Stunning scenery
  • Refreshments
  • Dramatic Scenery
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

  • Duration

    3,5hrs

  • Max. passengers

    35

  • Booking code

    E-BYC5

  • From

    99 €

  • Notices

    Warm, waterproof clothing recommended.

Board the Rathlin Island Ferry on foot to sail to Ballycastle to join your coach. You will soon reach Glenarriff Forest Park, situated amid the world-famous Glens of Antrim. It is an area to which tourists have been coming for over a century. Glenariff, the Queen of the Glens, is considered by many people to be the most beautiful of the nine Antrim Glens  

The Park, now including the former Parkmore Forest, covers an area of 1185 ha of which 900 ha have been planted with trees. The remainder consists of several small lakes, recreation areas and open space left for landscape and conservation reasons. 

Bisecting the Park are two small but beautiful rivers; the Inver and the Glenariff, containing spectacular waterfalls, tranquil pools and stretches of fast flowing water tumbling through rocky steep-sided gorges. Take a walk through the forest park following the waterfall loop walk.  

Enjoy some beverages & homemade scones before taking time to photograph the valley beyond. Re-join your coach to travel to Ballycastle for your return ferry, to return to your awaiting ship. 

Practical information: 

  • Language: English.

  • Included: Tea/coffee & scones in the tea rooms.

  • Remarks/requirements: Warm, waterproof clothing recommended.

  • Walking information: 4km approximately over uneven surfaces, incline, decline.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.