Glenoe Waterfall

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One of our lesser known ‘hidden treasures’, Glenoe is a magnificent 30 foot waterfall nestling in the glens of Antrim and owned by the National Trust.

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  • My grandfather, Samuel Lewis was the miller in the village of Glenoe. The family lived in the village until the early forties. My mother used to take us to the waterfall and show us where her brothers caught trout by tickling them in the river.

    Noel Bailie at 2:19 pm
  • A real hidden gem! A surprisingly large waterfall and a tempting fallen tree trunk fallen over the river for the more adventurous to climb onto!

    James G at 10:58 pm
  • This is such a charming place and I can’t believe that we did not know of its existence. Th walk up the narrow path up through the glen is superb (although you will definitely need walking boots and moderate fitness as it is steep enough). It is worth calling by though just to stroll over to the waterfall – this is a short level path and you will definitely want to take some photos. We visited in early March – magical greens – lots of mosses and ferns. Birds song added to the atmosphere. A perfect starter to a day in the Antrim glens.

    Sarah Millar at 2:46 pm
  • County Antrim

    Distance 0.5 miles

    OS Map Sheet 9

    Terrain Steep and possibly slippery

    Nearest Town Glenoe and Larne

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J395967

    Route Type Riverside, Woodland

    Route Description

    A short stroll from the charming village of Glenoe, steps and paths wind around this small lush glen with one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Northern Ireland tucked into the valley.

    This walk is well sign-posted and has many steps. The steps meander up and down the sides of this moist valley to enable walkers to get good views of the waterfall with the waterfall looking its best after rainfall.

    Popular photographic location with visitors coming from near and far. Now part of the official Causeway Coastal Driving Route so be sure to visit next time you are in the area.
    Route Description: From the car park, the path leads through trees. From here, there is a network of paths and steps which go in many directions across, up and down.

    Ground is uneven and steep as it is a deep gorge and wet underfoot due to running water and spray..

    Point of Interest

    View of waterfall from bridge Short walk from the historic village of Gleno, with its traditional whitewashed houses on the hill.

    Getting to the start

    On the B99, 4 miles south of Larne

    Public transport

    Translink –


    Car park, Picnic tables to enjoy a snack. The Dairy – coffee shop and speciality grocery store on B99.

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 5

    • There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
    • Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
    • Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
    • Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.