Rathlin Kinramer North Walk

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A waymarked route through Kebble Nature Reserve, taking in the north of the island with stunning views of dramatic sea cliffs and of Scotland beyond.


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Rathlin Kinramer North Walk

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    County Antrim

    Distance 2.1 miles

    OS Map 5

    Terrain open hillside and farm track

    Nearest Town Rathlin Harbour

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference D100 511

    Route Type Coastal, Hill

    Route Description

    Follow the road to your left leading west from the harbour. Turn right by the church and up the Church Brae to the chapel. Follow the road to the left and continue on this for 5km until reaching Kebble Cottage on the right hand side. 100m to the right when looking at Kebble Cottage is a wooden gate with green waymarkers attached. Follow these waymarkers for the rest of the route. Continue along the rough track and open ground until reaching a style in the right hand corner of the field. Cross the style and continue across the open hillside following waymarkers and making your way to the cliff top. Follow the fence to the right and climb up the steep slope to enjoy amazing views of dramatic sea cliffs. Continue following the cliff top to the right. The route now heads back inland, follow the waymarkers on the cairns heading back along the edge of Kinramer Wood.  Following the edge of a wet area the trail turns right across a section of boardwalk through some conifers.  From the top of the small bank head left towards and through a wooden farm gate.  Follow the arrows on cairns to your left around a small pond and along a low cliff top before rejoining the road.   Turn right and follow the road back to Kebble cottage.

    This route can be extended by combining it with the Kebble Cliff Walk.

    Please note that there may be livestock present on this trail.

    Point of Interest

    Kebble Cottage, Kebble Nature Reserve, Lack Point, Kinramer Wood

    Getting to the start

    Take the ferry from Ballycastle Harbour to Rathlin. The ferry goes several times throughout the day in the summer and winter.
    The ferry is operated by Rathlin Island Ferries, for travel times call 028 2076 9299 or visit the website.

    Public transport

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

    Dog Policy

    Must be kept on lead – livestock present


    Pub, small shop, cafe (seasonal)

    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.