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Orange fern frond on blue background with path nameMoyle Way

42 km / 26 miles

The Moyle Way starts in Ballycastle, heads around the forested slopes of Knocklayd and follows the River Glenshesk upstream. An ascent of Slieveanorra (508m) is followed by the boggy shoulder of Trostan. The route passes through Glenariff Forest Park with a visitor centre, cafe, a shop and a number of waymarked walks. The finish is in the small village of Waterfoot. It connects with the Causeway Coast Path at Ballycastle.

Dogs are not allowed on private land.

The Moyle 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.


Path Type
Northern Ireland Quality Routes
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Orange fern frond on blue background with path name
Northern Ireland Quality Walks; Paths marked on OS mapping; Challenging; AONB; Forest/Woodland; Moorland
D114406 - Ballycastle, Antrim
D239254 - Waterfoot, Antrim
Web Sites

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Causeway Coast Way with Moyle Way (Rucksack Readers - 2010)
External PDF
Moyle Way - Walker's Guide (Walk Northern Ireland - 2013)
Moyle Way (Coleraine Tourist Information Centre)


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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
05 (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland - April 2011)
OS (NI) Discoverer
09 (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland - April 2017)

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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Irish Cycle Tours)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Absolute Escapes Ltd)

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Route Profile:

33.0 Km (20.5 miles)
1,119 m (3,671 ft) ascent
525 m (1,722 ft)  maximum height