Quality Walk

Dungonnell Way

The Dungonnel Way was an initiative led by Glenravel Environmental Improvement Association that has created a 9.5-mile circular walk. Funding for the project was by the Environment and Heritage Service and the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust (using a NNRTI grant). The route takes in Dungonnell Dam, Glenariff Forest Park and Skerry East Road, which is probably one of the most attractive, but least used roads in the whole of Northern Ireland. It is an outstanding opportunity to experience the isolation of the Antrim Hills without getting your feet wet as the entire length is on hard surface.




9.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 9

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



Forest tracks and minor roads

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Glenariff Forest

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Antrim Coast & Glens

Route Description

The walk can be started at various points on the circuit and walked in either direction. Car parking is available at Dungonnel Dam and in Cargan village.

A way marked route with clear signage at all junctions, the walker is guided smoothly around.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

This walk can be started at various points along the route


Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under close control


Refreshments at Cargan Village and Glenariff Forest Park. There is a toilet in the Costcutter garage in Cargan village.


Dungonnell Way Leaflet

Publication Availability

Available from Ballymena TIC - 028 2563 5900

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