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What is the Heart of The Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme?

The Heart of The Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme is a programme that aims to provide a space to facilitate people to reconnect with the natural landscape, their native heritage as well as providing training in heritage skills, promoting tourism and business opportunities.  To do this we are keen to link with the community though a range of projects, activities and events that will enhance understanding the unique heritage of The Glens and ensure that local heritage skills and training opportunities are available for all.

The scheme is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund NI and the NIEA and will focus on conserving and enhancing the natural and built heritage of the areas in the traditional Glens from Glentaise between Ballycastle and Armoy, in the north, to Glenarm in the south.  We will also take in some of Glenravel (The 10th Glen!) and the uplands near Loughgiel.

The Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership scheme comprises 6 main areas including:

Fair Head / Benmore
Ballycastle Glens
Moyle Moorland
Moyle Glens
Garron Plateau
Southern Glens


The Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership Schemes are led by partnerships of local, regional and national interests which aim to conserve areas of distinctive landscape character. These programs, in the whole, are people and community centred. So perhaps the Landscape Partnership would be best called a People-Scape Partnership.
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About the Area

Situated in County Antrim in the northeast corner of Ireland, The Glens of Antrim radiate out towards the Irish Sea from the Antrim Plateau, within almost a stone’s throw from Scotland.  Until the construction of The Antrim Coast Road in the early to mid-1800s, The Glens was still an isolated community were Gaelic language, traditions and culture still held sway.
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