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The Glens Great Grassland Trail

Thursday, 1 March 2018

The Glens Great Grassland Trail thumbnailPartners who took part in the creation of 11 new meadow areas and production of "Glens Great Grassland Trail,' a guide launched in

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 hugs 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.
Access to this wonderful countryside, both for locals and visitors is a key element in enjoying The Glens. 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, said: "While we have created many new epic walks, not everyone wants or needs longer walks with many preferring to enjoy a gentler experience of a short walk which allows them to connect with nature, heritage and the all-important 'sense of place'. One of our most innovative projects has sought to accentuate the geographical link across The Glens but also renewing an endangered local habitat so it can be enjoyed by people as they meander their way along the Causeway Coastal Route.

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