Islandmagee – Ulster Scots Walk

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Islandmagee – Ulster Scots Walk

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    County Antrim

    Distance 1.9 miles

    OS Map Sheet 9

    Terrain Grassy cliff edge path, rocky shore.

    Nearest Town Portmuck

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference D45997 02294

    Route Type Coastal

    Route Description

    Walk to the right of the harbour as you look out to sea and start the trip by climbing the steps up to the headland. Keep following the steps on down the shore and then it veers round to the right. Follow the steps to your left, climbing down closer to shore level and then walk carefully over the rocks and uneven grass with the cliffs on your right. Continue walking along the boulder strewn rough trail, taking your steps carefully. Just above the shore, there is a thin grass path after the Ulster Wildlife signpost – follow that up the hill and turn left to continue the walk along the top with spectacular views towards Scotland. The path continues between two wildflower filled hedgerows along the field border. Walk to the end and then turn to retrace your steps. On your way back down again, keep to the path on the top of the hill instead of going back to shore the way you came. There is another left turn at the top that will take you back towards the road. The swing fence marks the end of the grass path, be careful as you join the main road at this point, tuning right to walk back to the harbour. Join Graham Little by watching the videos below as he explores this short walk along the coast of Northern Ireland and unlocks its connection to the Ulster-Scots. • Main Video – • ‘Smugglers’ – • ‘The Banks Of Larne’ –

    Point of Interest

    Muck Island Wildlife sanctuary.

    Getting to the start

    Start at the harbour and climb the steps.

    Public transport

    Translink Journey Planner –

    Dog Policy

    Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept on leads


    Car parking is available.