Glens of Antrim Walking Holiday in Northern Ireland with Lets Go Walking

A 27 mile section of the Ulster Way in Northern Ireland between Ballycastle and Cushendal through the Glens of Antrim along the Moyle Way. This route can be walked in either direction.

This is one of our Moorland Walking Holidays and also one of our Northern Ireland Walking Holidays.

Moyle Way Glens of Antrim walking holiday in Northern Ireland with Let's Go Walking

Glens of Antrim and Moyle Way walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

A 27 mile self-guided Glens of Antrim walking holiday on the Moyle Way, part of The Ulster Way.

Its high plateau, deep sided glens and fast flowing rivers are a real contrast to the Causeway Coast Way just a few miles away.

This area is rich in history, dating back to Neolithic times and full of myth and legends.
The glens are full of waterfalls, fast flowing rivers, lush forests and peat bogs.

You can also walk this route in the other direction from Cushendall to Ballycastle.

You can combine this Glens of Antrim walking holiday with our walk on the Causeway Coast Way for a longer walking holiday.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Glens of Antrim Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration:

3 nights, 2 days walking
Total Distance:
29 miles
Min/max daily distance:
12/17 miles
Average Daily distance:
14 miles
Grading:
moderate
Features:

Glens of Antrim
Glenariff Forest
Essathothan Waterfall
This walk connects with:
Causeway Coast Way

Glens of Antrim Walking Holiday on Moyle Way
Ballycastle to Cushendall
Day by Day Itinerary

Optional Day in Belfast

Day 1: Arrive at Ballycastle

To start your walking holiday on The Glens of Antrim Moyle Way walking trail you make your own way to Ballycastle, Northern Ireland (Ulster) for your first night’s accommodation. Ballycastle is well connected to bus. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary as well as ferry or plane travel from UK. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on The Glens of Antrim Moyle Way.
At Ballycastle the Moyle Way connects with the Causeway Coast Way.

Glens of Antrim Walking Holiday in Northern Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day in Ballycastle
Explore the Antrim Coast or take a day trip to Rathlin Island.

Glens of Antrim Walking Holiday in Northern Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Ballycastle to Orra Beg                11.5 miles 
On walking out of Ballycastle the hiking trail follows the route of the old disused railway which ran from Ballycastle to Ballymena under the shadow of Knocklayd Mountain. The walking trail follows the course of the River Glenshesk with its many waterfalls and a chance to see red squirrels. The route passes ancient standing stones and through forests, and all around there are great views. At Orra Beg you will be met and transferred to Cushendall for your overnight stay.

Day 3: Orra Beg to Waterfoot or Cushendall        14.5 or 17 miles   
We transfer you back to Orra Beg where the walking is on open moorland in the shadow of Trostan Mountain. You then descend into Glenariff Forest, famous for birds of prey and mixed woodland. One of the highlights of The Glens of Antrim and Moyle Way walking trail is the Essathothan Waterfall. The walking trail follows the River Glenariff down to the sea at Waterfoot, then a pleasant coastal walk to the little town of Cushendall.

Glens of Antrim Walking Holiday in Northern Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day in Cushendall 

Optional Day in Belfast

Day 4: Depart after breakfast
Depart after breakfast or extend your holiday and spend some time in the area.
We can transfer you to your car or station.

Glens of Antrim Walking Holiday
along the
Moyle Way

Ballycastle to Cushendall (north to south)
4 day itinerary

2 days walking and 3 nights

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Ballycastle
Day 2: Ballycastle to Orra Beg                                   14 miles
Day 3: Orra Beg to Waterfoot or Cushendall   14 or 17 miles
Optional Day: in Cushendall
Day 4: Depart after breakfast

£268pp
dbl/twin

£355pp
single occ

£403pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Glens of Antrim Moyle Way

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Ballycastle
Marine Hotel

double/twin
£90.00

single
please ask

What’s included
on your UK Glens of Antrim Walking Holiday on the Moyle Way

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • maps
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries

Optional Extras
for your UK Glens of Antrim Walking Holiday on the Moyle Way

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your UK Glens of Antrim Walking Holiday on the Moyle Way

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Glens of Antrim Walking Holiday: How to get there

  • By Plane to Belfast or Londonderry where we can arrange transfer to Cushendall or Ballycastle
  • By Sea to Belfast or Larne
  • By Car to Cushendall or Ballycastle where parking is available
  • By Train / Bus to Belfast, then Cushendall or Ballycastle

We have moorland walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland,  and Ireland.

This is one of our categories of walking holidays.