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Orange fern frond on blue background with path nameAntrim Hills Way

35 km / 22 miles

Antrim
The Antrim Hills Way is a scenic 22-mile walking trail crossing some of the most scenic upland areas in the Antrim Coast and Glens AONB. It starts in the historic village of Glenarm, crosses Black Hill (381m), Scawt Hill (378m) and along Sallagh Braes, a semi-circular basalt escarpment. The highest point on the route is Agnew's Hill (474m) from where almost the entire Antrim Hills Way is visible. The trail continues over fields and, often wet, moorland to end at the solitary volcanic plug of Slemish Mountain. Traditionally it was on the slopes of Slemish that St Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, tended livestock during his six years of slavery at the turn of the fifth century. On St Patrick's Day (17 March) large crowds hike to the top of the mountain as a pilgrimage.

The route has been developed with the permission of landowners: dogs are not allowed due to grazing livestock.

The Antrim Hills Way is one of ten Waymarked Ways, a series of accredited walking routes that pass through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country ranging in length from 20 to 47 miles. These walking routes with waymarked posts have excellent infrastructure in place. Interpretation panels throughout the walks provide interesting information on local history, natural features and wildlife. The Waymarked Ways are: Antrim Hills Way, Causeway Coast Way, Cuilcagh Way, Lecale Way, Mourne Way, Moyle Way, Newcastle Way, Newry Canal Way, Ring of Gullion Way and Sliabh Beagh Way.


Details:

Path Type
Northern Ireland Quality Routes
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Waymark
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Attributes
Northern Ireland Quality Walks; Paths marked on OS mapping; AONB; Moorland; Religious
Start
D309154 - Glenarm, Antrim
Finish
D216055 - Slemish - car park below, Antrim
Open Date
2006

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF
Antrim Hills Way - Walker's Guide (Walk Northern Ireland - 2011)
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External PDF
Causeway Coast and Glens: A Walker's Guide (Walk Northern Ireland - 2017)
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Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Other Paper Maps:
OS (NI) Discoverer
09 (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland - April 2017)
OS (NI) Activity Map
Glens of Antrim (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland - 2012)

Downloads:

GPX Route File
Antrim Hills Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
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Antrim Hills Way Memory Map Route File
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Antrim Hills Way Tracklogs Route File
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