Ulster Way, Stage 21, The Moyle Way

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: March 19, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Antrim
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance57.71 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude4 m
  • Peak528 m
  • Climb1087 m
  • Descent1088 m

The Moyle Way follows a waymarked track between the Diamond in Ballycastle and Glenariff Forest ...

The Moyle Way follows a waymarked track between the Diamond in Ballycastle and Glenariff Forest Park - an area of outstanding natural beauty. The route takes you through a magnificent land of geology, wildlife, history and folklore. The Moyle Way starts at the coast before heading inland through farmland, woodland and open woodland. You will pass rivers and upland streams as well as ancient monuments and exposed hill summits before reaching the beautiful Glenariff Forest Park. In spring, the Breen Oakwood to Orra Beg section is a favourite among walkers as all of the wild flowers are in bloom. The highest point of the walk is near the summit of Trostan 520m and Slieveanorra 508m.

The Ulster Way is a long distance walking trail throughout all 6 counties in Northern Ireland with small sections of the walk in Ireland. It could be considered the longest of Irelands National Waymarked Trails at approximately 1,006 km (625 miles) long but unfortunately it is not a continuous walk. Several long sections are busy road links which can only be completed by car or alternative transport. The walking route officially begins and ends in Belfast but you can join the trail at any number of points along its length. The Ulster Way comprises some great and well known waymarked walks in their own right including the Lagan Towpath in Belfast and the Causeway Coast Way among many others.

Typically the entire route is broken down into 8 seperate walkings stages of equal length. However, the walk could be undertaken in 3 long stages or also comfortably in 6 days with one days break in between stages. These longer and shorter stages are shown at the bottom of the page to allow everyone irrespective of fitness or time available to experience this gem of a walk in Ireland. As with many lowland walks, the route can be subject to flooding so please check locally and also the Suck Valley Way website www.suckvalleywaywalk.ie for more details.

There are plenty of routes, so find a route that is right for you or your group. Plan your walk by checking the weather and sunrise sunset times on our website https://www.activeme.ie/useful-info/planning-a-trip/ and please remember you are only as fast as the slowest member of your group!

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to any of the stage start points and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME iPhone and Android App to find and follow the walking route live on screen and keep on track. At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques. Feel free to send us your photos and add you own star rating, comments or suggestions below.