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

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Croaghan Breen Forest Walk



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  • Brilliantly sign-posted, beautiful walk. The description is spot on. There are steep parts, but even those who’re not particularly fit will be able to do it. It took us 3.5 hours.

    It is pretty boggy too, even on a warm day. Wait for a few days of sunshine first, otherwise you will sink it.

    Take good walking boots and plenty of water.

    There are no picnic tables or toilets at the Altarichard car park, which is just a car park and no more.

    Views from the windy summit are 360-degree gorgeousness.

    You probably won’t meet another soul all afternoon. 🙂

    A perfect mixture of steep exercise at the start followed by a beautiful forest dander.

    It’s quite exposed for most of the way. Take a sweater/jacket and a hat.

    Dawn Baird at 11:03 pm
  • County Antrim

    Distance 6.5 miles

    OS Map Sheet 5

    Terrain Open hillside and forest track

    Nearest Town Magherahoney Village

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference D12278 29408

    Route Type Forest, Hill, Mountain, Woodland

    This 5.5 mile 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.

    Panoramic views of Rathlin Island from Croaghan

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

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

    Dogs are not allowed. May be livestock on open hill areas and walkers should be aware they may encounter game shooting in the Glenshesk Valley area which may disturb dogs.

    Car park and viewing area.

    Grade 5

    • There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
    • Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
    • Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
    • Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.