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Larne to Red Bay

This is a winding rural road that hugs the coastline. The sea is on one side with steep rocky hillsides on the other. There are a number of picturesque stopping places.

County

Antrim

Nearest Town

Larne

Route Type

Coastal

AONB

Antrim Coast & Glens

Grid Ref (Start)

D398030

Distance

20-25 miles

OS Map

9

Route Shape

Linear

On/Off Road

On Public road

Grid Ref (End)

D242252

terrain

Flat tarmac road that hugs a winding coastline.

route description

From Larne Leisure Centre, follow the promenade path for 1km, with the sea to your right.

On reaching the Coast Road, turn right and follow it, again keeping the sea to your right.

At 5km, you pass the entrance to Carnfunnock Country Park on your left.

In Glenarm, keep to the right, going over the bridge over Glenarm river.

getting to the start

Larne Leisure Centre is on Tower Road, Larne.

traffic

Usually light traffic, except for Bank Holidays and warm summer weekends. Sundays are popular with motorcyclists. Footways exist only for short distances in villages.

facilities

Public toilets are available at the villages of Drains Bay, Ballygally, Glenarm and Carnlough. Larne Leisure Centre has toilets and snacks. Carnfunnock Country Park has toilets and a cafe in the summer. There are shops in Glenarm and Carnlough. All toilets are open all year except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. All facilites have disabled car parking spaces.

information for People with a Disability

Well surfaced maintained roads. For more information on disabled access contact Larne Tourist Information on 028 28260088

available publications

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