Ulster Way A 625 mile (1000km) circular walking route in Northern Ireland
Map of Ulster Map of the International Appalachian Trail

International Appalachian Trail

The Ulster ~Ireland Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail was established in 2011.

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.

Choose a section on the map for more info.

Bunglas to Glenties

Distance42 miles (68 km)
Starts atBunglas
Ends atGlenties

Start the IAT Ulster~Ireland in style along Ireland's wild Atlantic West Coast

Castlerock to Portstewart

Distance10 miles (16 km)
Starts atCastlerock
Ends atPortstewart

Link Section from Castlerock to Portstewart

Causeway Coast Way

Distance33 miles (52 km)
Starts atPortstewart
Ends atBallycastle

An exhilarating route along the most celebrated stretch of coastline in Northern Ireland.

Dungiven to Castlerock incorporating the North Sperrins Way

Distance37.5 miles (60 km)
Starts atDungiven
Ends atCastlerock

A series of mountain joining the high Sperrins to the north coast

Glenarm to Larne

Distance14 (23 km)
Starts atGlenarm
Ends atLarne

Featuring expansive panoramas and challenging climbs, this route traverses cliffs, moorland and country tracks before leading to the port town of Larne.

Glenties to Killeter

Distance34 miles (55 km)
Starts atGlenties
Ends atKilleter

Enjoy views of the Bluestack Mountains before crossing into Northern Ireland and through Killeter Forest

Gortin to Moneyneany

Distance23 miles (37 km)
Starts atGortin
Ends atMoneyneany

Passing through the Sperrin Mountains - the largest area of upland in Northern Ireland.

Killeter to Gortin

Distance36 miles (58 km)
Starts atKilleter
Ends atGortin

Quiet country roads, open hillside and forest parks to be enjoyed on this section

Moneyneany to Dungiven

Distance13 miles (21 km)
Starts atMoneyneany
Ends atDungiven

A short section through forest and on open hillside offering some fantastic views

Moyle Way

Distance27 miles (43 km)
Starts atBallycastle
Ends atWaterfoot

Passes through the heart of the world-famous Glens of Antrim

Waterfoot to Glenarm

Distance12 miles (19 km)
Starts atBallycastle
Ends atGlenarm

A link section between Waterfoot and Glenarm

Route of Causeway Coast WayRoute of Gortin to MoneyneanyRoute of Moneyneany to DungivenRoute of Dungiven to Castlerock incorporating the North Sperrins WayRoute of Moyle WayRoute of Castlerock to PortstewartRoute of Killeter to GortinRoute of Glenarm to LarneRoute of Bunglas to GlentiesRoute of Glenties to KilleterRoute of Waterfoot to Glenarm