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The Milibern

A scenic upland route that takes in the summit of Croaghan.

County

Antrim

Distance

3 miles

OS Map

Sheet 5

Nearest Town

Magherahoney Village

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Forest, Hill, Mountain, Woodland

Terrain

Open hillside and forest track

Grid Reference (Start)

D123293

Grid Reference (End)

D123293

Point of Interest

Panoramic views of Rathlin Island from Croaghan

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Antrim Coast & Glens

Route Description

This quality accredited 3 miles 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.

 

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Located at the Altarichard car park/viewing area on the Orra Scenic Drive between Magherahoney and Cushendall/Cushendun

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed. 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.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Facilities

Car park, picnic and viewing area.

Publication

"Walk Ballymoney" - pack of 6 walk leaflets

Publication Availability

These are available from Ballymoney Visitor Information Centre.

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Ratings and Comments

★★★★☆
Marty 30 November, 2010 @ 21:29

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.

Anonymous 13 December, 2007 @ 09:59

I walked this walk & Breen Forest Walk on a cold, clear and frosty morning. The views are spectacular from Croaghan - a really special place.

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