Discover Rathlin

On Rathlin, it is not hard to find a beautiful and safe place for a nice walk. Whatever your walking level is, we are sure you will find a route that suits you.

Walking is a great way to see our island. Rathlin is approximately five miles long east-west, and three and a half miles long north-south. The wildlife and scenery are famously excellent, and there are several beautiful walks both on and off-road.

There are several popular walking routes on the island, showcasing Rathlin’s beautiful scenery, and allowing people to get closer to the island’s exceptional flora and fauna. Walk NI has an excellent website, with detailed walk guides and maps for Rathlin walks.

Lighthouse Walks

The Harbour to the West Lighthouse4.8 miles (one way)CoastalTarmac and Rough Gravel Tracks
The Harbour to Rue Lighthouse and back via Mill Bay 4.8 milesBeach, Coastal, LakelandTarmaced Laneway and Open Fields
Harbour to The East Lighthouse and back via Ballyconagan4.8 milesCoastalTarmac and Rough Gravel Tracks

Off road walks

Kebble and South Trail2 milesCoastal, Hill, LakelandOpen Hillside and Farm Track
Kinramer North Trail2.1 milesBeach, HillOpen Hillside and Farm Track
Rathlin Kinramer Trail1.7 milesCoastal, HillOpen Hillside and Farm Track
National Trust Trail to Coastguard Hut1.3 milesCoastal, Hill, LakelandOpen Hillside and Farm Track
Roonivoolin Trail
RSPB Craigmacagan trail