Glenariff Forest Park – Scenic Trail
Date – Friday 17th September 2021
Walk Leader – Robin Larmour Tel 078815 888239
Meeting Point – Car Park at Glenriff Forest Park 11.15am. Please note there is a parking/entry charge per car of £5.00
Transport by Car – journey takes approx 1 hour 15 mins along coast road from Carrickfergus or A43 Ballymena to Cushendall Road.
The walk will take between 2 1/2 to 3 hours and is about 5 miles.
Terrain – The walk takes in the Waterfall walk which is mostly downhill and then we cross the Inver River and begin a long and winding climb along forest paths. This section does include quite a steep incline plus one part up steps which are uneven.There are ample resting places along the route so you can catch your breath. However once the climb is done you will be rewarded by excellent views across the Glen and across the sea as far as The Mull of Kintyre, provided the weather is kind to us.
Refreshments – There is a cafe situated at the Car Park which has a reasonable menu and both indoors and outdoor seating. There is also the Laragh Lodge Restaurant at the bottom waterfall for those that may like a more substantial menu or you may bring your own picnic.
Toilets are available at the Car Park.