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Ronan's Way

Glendun Road , Ballycastle, Antrim, BT44 0TF
section of walking trail on ronan's way
  • section of walking trail on ronan's way
  • section of walking trail on ronan's way
  • section of walking trail on ronan's way
  • section of walking trail on ronan's way

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STARTING POINT

Glendun Road, Cushendun.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

Ronan’s Way will take you through a truly inspiring landscape, from the Glendun River through farmland, woodland scrub and peatland. It offers walks for a range of abilities, with the easier lower loop taking you up to Sevagh House and back down the river. The middle loop takes you through a steeper farm track to Con nag Cu and then across to the old ‘Meadow’ of Fear na gCapall and over to Timpan House. The more adventurous can go right up to the top of the Glen and take in the breath-taking views of the Irish countryside and beyond to the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland.

All of the walks on Ronan’s Way are located on the McAuley Farm, a stretch of land in memory of Ronan McAuley, a true Glen’s man who had a dream that more people would explore and enjoy Glendun and the exquisite views of the land that he called home. Ronan’s Way is located on a working farm so please respect the family property, land and their ability to manage their farm on your visit, as this walk has only been made possible by their generosity.        

Riverside Lower Loop Green Distance: 1.5km full loop:

Starts at the car park and leads up to the Sevagh House and then onto the far side of the farm before looping back along the river to the car park. A spur off this loop at Sevagh House down to the pedestrian footbridge at the river gives the option of cutting this walk in half. This trail will consist of existing farm lanes and grazed riverside fields. Grading (level of difficulty): Moderate. Site Features of Note: Sevagh House, Con na Gcú House.

Glendun River. Middle Loop (Short): Yellow Distance: 2km full loop:

Starting at the car park, this trail loops up the northern portion of the farm through scattered woodland and up the mid-level of the Glen at Timpin House. From here the Yellow Loop takes you down the farm lane back to Sevagh House. From there this trail will connect with all the other loops on the grazed riverside fields in the lower section.Grading (level of difficulty): Strenuous. Site Features of Note: Sevagh House, Timpin House, Glendun River, views across the Glen.

Middle Loop : Blue Distance: 3km full loop:

Starting at the car park this trail loops up the northern portion of the farm through scattered woodland and up the mid-level of the Glen at Timpin House. From here there are two options; first to take the farm lane back down to Sevagh House; and second to continue on the mid-level path until it loops back down to meet up with the Riverside Loop. This trail will be on grazed riverside fields in the lower section and existing farm lanes in the middle section. Grading (level of difficulty): Strenuous. Site Features of Note: Sevagh House, Timpin House, Con na Gcú House, former hay field, Glendun River, views across the Glen.

Upper Mountain Loop: Red Distance: 5.5km full loop:

Starting at the car park this trail loops up the northern portion of the farm through scattered woodland and up the mid-level of the Glen at Timpin House. From here this loop goes up onto the top of the Glen over peatland and connects back down to connect the Middle & Riverside Loops. Grading (level of difficulty): Strenuous. Site Features of Note: Sevagh House, Timpin House, Con na Gcú House, former hay field, Glendun River, Peatland habitat, distant views across the Glens, Ulster and Scotland. This trail will be on grazed riverside fields on the lower section, farm lanes for the middle section and across peatland in the upper sections.

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Parking (free)

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