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Glenariff Nature Reserve Waterfalls Walk

From Glenariff Forest Park follow the way marked trail (Waterfall Walk) down the steps, along the boardwalks through Glenariff Nature Reserve. Walk through the river gorge and past spectacular waterfalls. Damp conditions ideal for ferns, mosses and liverworts with several rare species present.

County

Antrim

Distance

1.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 9

Nearest Town

Glenariff

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Forest, Riverside

Terrain

Boardwalk paths and steps, steep

Grid Reference (Start)

D210205

Grid Reference (End)

D210205

Point of Interest

Waterfalls in gorge. Rare ferns, moss & liverworts

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Antrim Coast & Glens

Route Description

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Part of the Waterfalls Walk in Glenariff is currently closed until further notice, due to felling works to remove trees that are infected with the disease Phytophthora Ramorum. Diversions are in place.  Please refer to the Forest Service NI link below for up-to-date information.

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From the car park follow the Waterfall Walk waymarkers (Red Arrows) around the walk. Very steep descent down path and steps to the bottom of gorge passing some spectacular waterfalls within the Nature Reserve. Follow the boardwalk to the Manor Lodge and then return to the carpark up a steep forestry track.

These walks are situated in a working forest environment and may be subject to diversion and closure from time to time.

Up to date information is available on the Forest Service web site - www.forestserviceni.gov.uk

Getting to the Start

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

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

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

Facilities

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.

Publication

None

Publication Availability

N/A

Walk Location
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Ratings and Comments

★★★★★
Mark J.Cairns 9 May, 2010 @ 10:38

One of the best walks in Northern Ireland and an impressive place to bring guests to Northern Ireland.

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