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Access, play and flower rich meadows offer multiple benefits for the Glens of Antrim

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Access, play and flower rich meadows offer multiple benefits for the Glens of Antrim thumbnailOver the last three years The Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme have been partnering communities, councils and non-government organisations to recreate semi natural grasslands where previously sterile mown amenity grasslands have existed

THE Glens of Antrim is a place apart.... stretching from Glenarm, at its most southern limit to Ballycastle in the north, the dramatic landscape with mountains, beaches and quaint villages hug the Antrim coastline.
The growing reputation of the area has seen The Glens branded as 'The Cultural Heart of The Causeway Coastal Route' with tourists starting to flock to this once forgotten corner of the country.
One of the most important aspects that visitors are enjoying about this region is walking access to this epic landscape. The Heritage Lottery funded, Heart of The Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme, has been working to open a wide range of access and walking opportunities in the area. The latest scheme closely links nature conservation, natural walk ways and play in a way that is pleasing both locals and visitors. Réamaí Mathers who manages the scheme explained: "Access to the landscape means different things to different people. For some it is an epic two or three-day experience across the high hills, while for others it is a three to four hour walk across the dramatic sea cliffs of Fairhead or in beautiful Glendun.

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