Glenariff Nature Reserve

Nature reserves are chosen from among the very best examples of our wildlife, habitats and geology. They contain a wide range of species, communities and geology and their designation is a public recognition by Government of their importance.


Grid Reference: D 210205


About 100 years ago, trees were planted to enhance the native woodland of oak, hazel, ash and willow and to make the area more attractive to visitors. Catwalks, paths and footbridges were built throughout the gorge to make the waterfalls easier to reach.

The damp conditions are ideal for ferns, mosses and liverworts. Several rare species grow in the shade cast by the trees and under the spray thrown by the waterfalls.


Car parks, toilets, visitor centre and signposted paths.

The reserve is managed by Forest Service who can be contacted at the North District Office in Garvagh Tel: 028 2955 6003 or 

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