A rural winding road that hugs the coastline. Sea views are on one side and rugged steep hillsides are on the other. (The route follows the Causeway Coastal Route so traffic is heavy during summer and holiday periods).
|Nearest Town||Larne||OS Map||5 & 9|
|Route Type||Coastal, Hill, Urban||Route Shape||Linear|
|AONB||Antrim Coast & Glens||Grid Ref (Start)||D412030|
|Public Roads||On Public Road||Grid Ref (End)||D121412|
Make sure to have provisions before you start as there are no shops for 11 miles. From Larne Leisure Centre follow the promenade path with the sea on your right up round by Brown's Bay Beach for almost 1 mile until you get to the road. At the road turn right and continue northwards. This is the Antrim Coast Road. Pass Carnfunnock Country Park on your left after about 4 miles, then pass through Ballygally, Glenarm (keep to the right and go over the Glenarm river bridge) Carnlough and onto Waterfoot.
From Waterfoot turn right along the A2 Coastal Route and continue to the Village of Cushendall. After you cross the bridge over the River Dall turn left keeping on the A2 Coastal Route and follow the Coastal Route signs to Ballycastle passing the National Trust Village of Cushendun over the spectacular Glendun Viaduct past Ballypatrick Forest through Ballyvoy until you cross the River Margy Bridge and turn right into Ballycastle.
This route has accessible toilet facilities.
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