For those of strong legs and the will to go the following may be of interest. After Collin Top why not continue onto the coast?, you could go to Crockravar, then Altmore Burn, descend the Ulster Way into Glenariff and follow it along the Glenariff river to Waterfoot. However, I believe this is the better way to go. From Collin Top descend to the Dungonnell Road (track), either follow the Dungonnell Way into Glenariff Forest (C (D198 184)
), taking the trails down to the Waterfall Restaurant, or follow the Collin Burn down (one slight steep section) into the forest (fence to cross) and onto the Waterfall Trail, turn right, cross the foot bridge and follow through the forest and down to the river, cross another footbridge beside a large waterfall, turn right, cross another bridge and go right to bring you out in to the carpark of the Waterfall Restaurant (with bar) D (D216 206)
. Have a couple of pints of Guinness and girded your loins for the final part of the day. Back to the last footbridge, but don't cross, follow the Waterfall trail straight ahead (on the right hand side of the river) after several waterfalls (including the main one) the trail crosses to the left hand side of the river and climbs up steps, before crossing to the right hand again (after a junction). Shortly after crossing to the right hand side of the river again, a trail breaks off right & leads up to the A43 (E (D209 206)
), the exit is wire fenced, but there is a gap left to walk through on the right. A short distance on the right, on the opposite side of the road, is the lane to take past Parkmore Farm (farm marked on the 50,000 map but not on the new 1:25000, though the lane is on the new map). Continue to the end of the lane, going left at the last buildings (gate(just a track from here)). Continue on through another gate and along the hillside to the cliff edge, follow this, crossing several fences to Lurigethan. Descend via the old pathway (F (D228 257)
) into rough hillside fields with some gorse, once down towards a main boundary turn left across some steepish slopes. You are aiming for G (D224 262)
, as there is an overgrown lane here, with a gate to the road (B14). On your right there is a road junction, going north east from here (from the B14) is a lane that takes you all the way into Cushendun (via a set of steps (going left) at the end of the lane around H (D238 275)
). Chose your pub and have a few drinks in celebration of a fine days walk.
It may be advisable to carry both the new 1:25000 Glens Map & the old sheets 5 & 9, as some features are on one but not the other. Also , you could pick up Crockalough on the way to Lurigethan, if time & energy permit. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/691/comment/3433/