Croaghan Breen Forest Walk (CLOSED FROM 12 APRIL FOR BIRD NESTING)

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Upland walking route, through Breen Forest and taking in the summit of Croaghan itself. Please be advised Legal Control measures are in place for trapping grey backed crows. Interference with these traps is illegal.
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Croaghan Breen Forest Walk (CLOSED FROM 12 APRIL FOR BIRD NESTING)



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    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 D123293

    Route Type Forest, Hill, Mountain, Woodland

    Route Description

    This 5.5mile 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.

    Point of Interest
    Panoramic views of Rathlin Island from Croaghan
    Public transport
    Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk
    Dog Policy
    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.
    Facilities
    Car park and viewing area.
    Accessibility Grade

    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.