The Glens of Antrim are known throughout the world both in song, poetry and visuals.  They are naturally unique and designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)  within this area are several  Areas of Special Scientific Interest  (ASSI).   Collectively the glens form part of the  Antrim Plateau, over this twenty square miles you can enjoy natural landscapes that covers glacial valleys, sandy beaches, vertical cliffs, tundra plateau, bogland, deciduous woodland, coniferous forests, waterfalls and picturesque villages.

 

The landscape is scattered with the artefacts of our past like standing stones, cairns, field walls, old cottages and clachans.  Stunning walks and views are always present as is the tranquil settings of ancient woodlands and mountain streams. You will find specific scenic drives off the main Causeway Coastal Route which are waymarked, these will take to and past many of the unique features of the Glens of Antrim.

 

These are:  1. Glendun / Glenaan  2. Glenballyeamon / Glenariff  3. Slemish (Glencloy / Glenarm)  4.  Glentaisie / Glenshesk. 5. Tor Scenic Drive. You might notice that one glen is missing from the list, this is Glencorp which you pass through  on the  Causeway Coastal Route between  Cushendun and Cushendall. Glencorp lies at the foot of  Glendun, Glenaan and Glenballyeamon.

 

You will find each glen  has its own unique charm and characteristics with no two alike.