Islandmagee - Ulster Scots Walk - Portmuck

Little refreshing walk along the sea on grass path to reconnect your self with your environement.

Technical sheet No. 30773405

A Larne walk posted on 15/02/23 by Walk NI. Last update : 24/02/23
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h40 ?
Distance Distance : 2.09 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 22 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 21 m
Highest point Highest point : 28 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 2 m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Larne
Starting point Starting point : N 54.847226° / W 5.727391°
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Start : Start at the harbour at Portanuck Bay and climb the steps. 83 Portmuck Rd, Islandmagee, Larne (BT40 3TP)

(D/A) From the car park, walk left (North) to the right of the harbour as you look out to sea and start the trip by climbing the steps up to the headland. Keep following the steps on down the shore and then it veers round to the right.

Follow the steps to your left, climbing down closer to shore level and then walk carefully over the rocks and uneven grass with the cliffs on your right. Continue walking along the boulder-strewn rough trail, taking your steps carefully. Just above the shore, there is a thin grass path after the Ulster Wildlife signpost, follow that up the hill.

(1) Turn left (South-East) to continue the walk along the top with spectacular views towards Scotland. The path continues between two wildflower-filled hedgerows along the field border. Walk to the end. (Around 500 m)

(2) Then turn to retrace your steps. On your way back down again (Waypoint (1)), keep to the path on the top of the hill instead of going back to shore the way you came.

(3) There is another left turn at the top that will take you back towards the Portmuck road. The swing fence marks the end of the grass path, be careful as you join the main road at this point, turning right (North) to walk back to the harbour. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 6 m - Harbour
1 : km 0.56 - alt. 13 m - Grass path (left)
2 : km 1.06 - alt. 23 m - Top of the Hill
3 : km 1.64 - alt. 10 m - Left turn - Road
D/A : km 2.09 - alt. 7 m - Harbour

Useful Information

Start : Start at the harbour at Portanuck Bay and climb the steps. 83 Portmuck Rd, Islandmagee, Larne (BT40 3TP)

Parking : Prtmuck Car Park (BT40 3TP)

Terrain : Grassy cliff edge path, rocky shore

Public Transport : Translink

Dog Policy : Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept on leads

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