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International Appalachian Trail (IAT)

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.




280 miles

OS Map

OSI 10, 11, OSNI 20, 12, 8, 13, 4, 7, 8, 5 & 9

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Beach, Coastal, Forest, Hill, Mountain


Wide variety of terrain

Grid Reference (Start)

G571 755

Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Slieve League, Bluestack Mountains, Lough Eske, Killeter Forest, Sperrin Mountains, the Causeway Coast, the Glens of Antrim

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Please follow the link below to find out more information about the International Appalachian Trail


Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

From the town of Killybegs, follow the R263 to the west, following signs for Kilcar and Glencolumbkille. After 15km and upon arriving in the village of Carrick, take the Teelin Road to the left, following signs for Bunglas and Slieve League. Continue to follow signs for Bunglas, arriving at Bunglas car park after 5km.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5


Please follow the link below to find out more information about the International Appalachian Trail.

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Ratings and Comments

HomelessKat 22 May, 2018 @ 12:41

I've done this. August 2017 on my own, and I'm a girl. You'll need waterproof boots by the way..;-)

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