The trail is in the province of Ulster in Ireland and runs from west Donegal in the Republic of Ireland to Larne, Co. Antrim in Northern Ireland. The route starts at the spectacular Slieve League mountain and passes through the Blue Stack Mountains in Co Donegal then crosses into Northern Ireland. Here it picks up the Ulster Way where it passes the Giant’s Causeway, the stunning northern coastline before traversing the Glens of Antrim.

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International Appalachian Trail (IAT)



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  • I’ve done this. August 2017 on my own, and I’m a girl. You’ll need waterproof boots by the way..;-)

    HomelessKat at 3:11 pm
  • County Antrim

    Distance 280 miles

    OS Map OSI 10, 11, OSNI 20, 12, 8, 13, 4, 7, 8, 5 & 9

    Terrain Wide variety of terrain

    Nearest Town Bunglas

    Route Shape Linear

    Grid Reference G571 755

    Route Type Beach, Coastal, Forest, Hill, Mountain

    Please follow the link below to find out more information about the International Appalachian Trail

    www.walkni.com/iat/

    Slieve League, Bluestack Mountains, Lough Eske, Killeter Forest, Sperrin Mountains, the Causeway Coast, the Glens of Antrim

    From the town of Killybegs, follow the R263 to the west, following signs for Kilcar and Glencolumbkille. After 15km and upon arriving in the village of Carrick, take the Teelin Road to the left, following signs for Bunglas and Slieve League. Continue to follow signs for Bunglas, arriving at Bunglas car park after 5km.

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

    Please follow the link below to find out more information about the International Appalachian Trail.

    International Appalachian Trail – Ireland
    International Appalachian Trail – Worldwide

    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.