The Glens of Antrim are 9 valleys located in the county of Antrim, on the outskirts of Ballycastle and Larne. While the scenery is breathtaking, these valleys offer truly exceptional views! Some even agree that it would be one of the most beautiful corners of all Ireland!
Discovering the Glens of Antrim can be done on foot or by car, via the superb “Antrim Coast Road”, which winds along each of the 9 valleys of Antrim. You will then discover the splendours of these valleys, which extend eastwards towards the ocean.
If you start from Ballycastle towards Larne, you will come across the valleys of Glentaisie, Glensheek, Glendun, Glencorp, Glenaan, Glenballyemon, Glenariff, Glencloy and finally Glenarm. Each of these valleys is made up of magnificent stretches of grass, stone walls, and it is not uncommon to come across a few sheep grazing here and there on the soft grass…
All this in front of a breathtaking panorama overlooking forests, steep cliffs, and magnificent beaches plunging into the Atlantic Ocean.
The views are quite splendid, and you can park on the spaces arranged to contemplate as you wish these fabulous landscapes. Don’t forget to take your camera and shoot whatever you like: Glens of Antrim is a real paradise for amateur and experienced photographers alike! You will be able to take real pictures worthy of the most beautiful professional photos!
The walk lasts between 2 and 4 hours depending on the time spent admiring the surroundings.
As for walks, don’t hesitate to venture into the beautiful forests of the Glenariff Valley. There is the Glenariff Forest Park, a paying nature park (5€) where you can follow some very pleasant hiking trails!
The levels of walks are varied, and the landscapes are always so sublime! Nevertheless, don’t forget to bring a good backpack, water and food! Little tip: a good wind will avoid the inconvenience of a good Irish shower!