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Rathlin West End Ramble

Join NIEA for a guided walk through Kebble & Kinramer NNR and experience the sights and sounds of Rathlin's beautiful West End.

The ramble will pass through heath and grasslands displaying the last remnants of summer and beginnings of autumn on Northern Ireland's only inhabited off-shore island.

Enjoy views across to Scotland and the Causeway Coast and learn how the upside down lighthouse was built.


Saturday 20th September


Kebble & Kinramer National Nature Reserve, Rathlin Island

Session Times

12:00 to 15:00

Event Mainly Suited For

Families with older children

Fitness Level


Key Info
  • Lead by experienced NIEA nature reserve staff
  • Suitable for families with children aged 8+ Not suitable for buggies or wheelchair users
  • Quality accredited cross-country walking trails
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult
Pre-bookings have now closed for this event however there maybe some spaces available on the day.

Please make bookings directly through the Get Outdoors Weekend website, but feel free to contact NIEA if you would like more specific information on the event:

Phone+44 44(0)28 7035 9977

What to Bring

Please wear appropriate footwear for cross country terrains and bring a waterproof jacket. Binoculars, cameras and a picnic are also highly recommended.


This event is suitable for older children only- age 8+. The trails are unsuitable for wheelchair/buggy users. Participants should be able to use stiles to cross boundaries.

Minimum Age & Activity Length

Minimum suggested age is 8 years old. The walk will last approximately 3 hours including a break for lunch.

What's Included

A 3 hour guided walk off the beaten track. Local knowledge provided throughout.

Meeting Point

Gate to Kebble & Kinramer NNR, Rathlin Island

Directions to Location

Travel to Rathlin Island is via Ballycatle Harbour to Church Bay, Rathlin - with a regular ferry service operated by Rathlin Island Ferry Company. On reaching Church Bay participants can take the commercially operated tour bus and request to disembark at the gates to Kebble & Kinramer National Nature Reserve where guides will meet you. Cycles can be hired in Church Bay and you may choose to walk/cycle the c.4 miles to join the group by following road signs for West Lighthouse/Seabird Centre.