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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.


Waymark: Orange fern frond on blue background with path name
Path Type: Northern Ireland Quality Routes
Waymark: Orange fern frond on blue background with path name
Attributes: Northern Ireland Quality Walks
Paths marked on OS mapping
Start: D114406 - Ballycastle, Antrim
Finish: D239254 - Waterfoot, Antrim
Web Sites: WalkNI - Moyle Way Moyle Way [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Causeway Coast Way with Moyle Way and Rathlin Island  (Rucksack Readers  - 2020 )
External download Moyle Way  (Walk Northern Ireland  - 2013 ) Download


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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)

Walking Support Providers:

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

Connected Paths:

Northern Ireland Quality Routes


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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

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