Red Squirrel Tales and Trails in the Glens!

The Glens Red Squirrel Group (GRSG) will be leading a series of walks in the Antrim Coast & Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to celebrate National Trails Day.

Accompanied by GRSG members, walkers will be taken along selected trails, stopping at viewing points where red squirrels are attracted and will get the opportunity to learn more about this protected species and the work underway in the Glens to ensure their conservation. The three events are free of charge and promise an enjoyable afternoon for all the family! Details of the walks as follows

Glenariff Red Squirrel Walk

Duration: Family Walk – suitable for young children – 30 minutes

Second Walk– 1.5 hrs

When and Where – Sunday 7th October, 1pm.– Glenariff Tea House, Glenariff Forest Park.

Further Info:

Contact: Tierna McAlister, 028 20752100 or email

Glenarm Red Squirrel Walk

Duration: 1.5-2 hrs

When & Where: Sunday 7th October, 1pm, Glenarm Forest Car Park

Further Info:

Contact: Joe Dowdall, 07803096729 or email

Spot the Red Squirrels Walk – Ballycastle Walk

Duration: 1 – 1.5 hrs

When & Where: Sunday 7th October, 1pm, Forest track entrance bottom of Fairhill Street, Ballycastle.

Further Info:

Contact: Daniel McAfee, 07742841273 or email

Go Prepared: Waterproof Clothing & Sturdy walking boots are recommended for all walks

The event is taking place as part of National Trails Day 2012; a cross-border celebration of local trails which is now in its fifth year and continuing to grow from strength to strength.

National Trails Day in Northern Ireland is organised by Outdoor Recreation NI in partnership with financial partners, Inland Waterways of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Sport Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency with support from the Northern Ireland Forest Service and the National Trust. There is a full list of all the free events taking place on and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.