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.
|The Harbour to the West Lighthouse||4.8 miles (one way)||Coastal||Tarmac and Rough Gravel Tracks|
|The Harbour to Rue Lighthouse and back via Mill Bay||4.8 miles||Beach, Coastal, Lakeland||Tarmaced Laneway and Open Fields|
|Harbour to The East Lighthouse and back via Ballyconagan||4.8 miles||Coastal||Tarmac and Rough Gravel Tracks|
Off road walks
|Kebble and South Trail||2 miles||Coastal, Hill, Lakeland||Open Hillside and Farm Track|
|Kinramer North Trail||2.1 miles||Beach, Hill||Open Hillside and Farm Track|
|Rathlin Kinramer Trail||1.7 miles||Coastal, Hill||Open Hillside and Farm Track|
|National Trust Trail to Coastguard Hut||1.3 miles||Coastal, Hill, Lakeland||Open Hillside and Farm Track|
|RSPB Craigmacagan trail|