A scenic upland route that takes in the summit of Croaghan.
Distance 2.9 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
This 3 mile walk is the shorter of two walks that start and finish at Altarichard car park on the Altarichard Road; it is also known as the Milibern Walk (the other is the Breen Forest Walk).
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 blue arrows for the Milibern Trail. These will lead you uphill to the summit of Croaghan from which there are spectacular views. At the summit, the Milibern Trail veers to the right, leading downhill into Breen Forest. After a short distance the Trail meanders through another section of upland heath before dropping into 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
May be livestock on the open hill areas and walkers should be aware that they may encounter game shooting in the Glenshesk valley area which may cause disturbance to dogs.
Car park, picnic and viewing area.
- 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.
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Did this walk last Friday with about 5″ of snow on the ground. Was tough going because there is no path but well worth it. The snow made the scenery so exquisite.