Genariff Forest Park

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Glenariff Forest Park located in the “Queen of the Glens” Co. Antrim boasts a range of scenic trail passing some of Northern Ireland’s best waterfalls.

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Glenariff Forest Park is an 1185 hectare forest and is part of Glenariff Glen itself. The forest is managed by the Northern Ireland Forest Service, the state body responsible for forestry in the province, which is part of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

View from Glenariff Forest Park
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County Antrim

Distance Walks of various lengths

OS Map Sheet 9

Terrain Various

Nearest Town Glenariff

Route Shape Circular

Grid Reference D21080 20260

Route Type Forest, Riverside

Point of Interest

River Gorge, Waterfalls, Spectacular views over the Glens of Antrim

Getting to the start

Take the A43 Ballymena to Waterfoot road to Glenariff Forest Park.

Public transport

Translink –

Dog Policy

Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead.


Shop and seasonal restaurant and public toilets at Forest Park carpark. There is a fee for the carpark. Manor Lodge restaurant is located half way around the walk.

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

– Café (wheelchair accessible)
– Shop (wheelchair accessible)
– Visitors Centre
– Disabled toilets

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.