Glenariff Forest Park

Discover the beauty of the magical Glenariff Forest Park, the Queen of the Glens. Journey along the coastal road with spectacular views.

  • Fascinating history
  • Stunning scenery
  • Refreshments
  • Dramatic scenery
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Hard

  • Duration


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 132

  • Notices

    Warm, waterproof clothing recommended.

Board the Rathlin Island Ferry and sail to Ballycastle to join your bus. You will soon reach Glenarriff Forest Park, amid the world-famous Glens of Antrim. Tourists have been coming to this area for over a century. Glenariff, the Queen of the Glens, is considered by many people to be the most beautiful of the nine Antrim Glens.

The Park, now including the former Parkmore Forest, spans almost 3,000 acres, two-thirds of which have been planted with trees. It also features several small lakes, recreation areas, and open space for landscape and conservation.

The Inver and the Glenariff rivers cut through the park. These small rivers contain spectacular waterfalls, tranquil pools, and stretches of fast flowing water that tumbles through rocky, steep-sided gorges. Take a walk through the forest park following the waterfall loop walk.

Enjoy beverages and homemade scones before taking time to photograph the valley beyond. Re-join your bus and travel to Ballycastle for your return ferry, which will take you to your awaiting ship.

Practical information:

  • Language: English.

  • Included: Tea/coffee and scones in the tea rooms.

  • Remarks/requirements: Warm, waterproof clothing recommended.

  • Walking information: approximately 2.5¬†miles over uneven surfaces, incline, decline

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.