Despite heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures, on Thursday 22nd January 2015, CCGHT met with the local contractor on-site to finalise  the upgrade and enhancement work for the Antrim Hills Way between Glenarm and Ballygally.

Over the next four weeks, waymarker posts and access furniture will be replaced or get a lick of paint, to bring the route up to truly International Appalachian Trail standards. From March 2015, visitors will be able to pull out small aluminium signals which explain the fascinating geology of Scawt Hill Area of Special Scientific Interest. The signals will be held within standard looking waymarker posts, ensuring that they do not detract from the spectacular landscape of the Antrim Coast and Glens AONB.

Take a look at a few of our pictures below for a sneak preview of the views you will enjoy when you visit the area.

This project is funded by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency’s Challenge Fund, administered by the Northern Ireland Environment Link.  The money for the work has been collected through the 5p carrier bag levy. It is just one of three projects CCGHT are delivering through the fund this year. The other two are:

  • Quarries, Mines and Life Underground along the North Coast
  • Conservation Grazing Schemes at Magilligan Point and Waterfoot

 

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