A 4 night walk along the wonderful Antrim Way which explores one of the most beautiful sections of Ireland's northern coast. Boasting the fabulous Glens of Antrim, fantastic castles & beautiful beaches - to say nothing of the wonderful Bushmills distillery - it's a pleasure to discover. On your final day, visit the famous Carrick-a-Rede bridge used as a location in the popular Game of Thrones TV series and walk across the magnificent UNESCO listed Giant's Causeway where there are more than 40,000 hexagonal interlocking, basalt columns, formed over 60 million years ago by volcanic eruptions or maybe, as local legend suggests, built by the giant Fionn as a path to Scotland to challenge his rival there.
These way-marked trails pass through a truly wonderful region to discover, with rugged and windswept cliffs, spectacular scenery and fabulous unspoiled beaches,
Arrive in Cushendall
After a transfer to Orra Beg you head north for Ballycastle along the Moyle Way. Passing through forest tracks and along the banks of the Glenshesk River through the Breen Oakwood Nature Reserve. Continuing onward by country road with views of the Glenshesk River, Knocklayd Mountain and Coolaveely Wood before following a good forest path through Ballycastle Forest following a good forest path into Ballycastle itself where you stay for the next two nights.
A return transfer take you to the start of your walk around the magnificent coastal route of Murlough and Fair Head. The path hugs the ruggedly beautiful coast with dramatic cliff drops. Return to Bushmills.
Transfer to Larrybane visitor centre and the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. The bridge first built in 1755 by salmon fishermen spans an 80-foot-deep chasm that renders Carrick-a-Rede an island. Continue along the coastal path to Ballintoy, a fantastic little harbour at the foot of the cliffs before reaching the beautiful White Park Bay. Stroll onwards to the village of Portbraddan and the ruins of Dunseverick Castle and on to the Giant’s Causeway. More than 40,000 hexagonal interlocking, basalt columns formed over 60 million years ago by volcanic eruptions or as local legend suggests, built by the giant Fionn as a path to Scotland to challenge his rival there. From here you take the public bus (payable locally) for the last few miles into Bushmills for you final night and where you can find the famous Bushmills whiskey distillery.
During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.
NEARBY:The Village B & B is a Georgian Town house built as a Gentleman’s residence circa 1780. It is located in the centre of the village of Cushendall in the heart of the Glens of Antrim. Most of the buildings are listed and this has given the village much character and history. It is an ideal base for your visit to the Glens and the Causeway coast. Nearby attractions include the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery and the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
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Corratavey bed and breakfast is a few minutes walk to Ballycastle seafront and harbour and is situated close to the Giants Causeway Coast & Glens.
NEARBY:Cottesmore bed and breakfast is set on the edge of Bushmills Village and in a designated 'Area of outstanding Natural Beauty'. It is the perfect location for exploring the Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge and just a 5 minute walk from the world famous 'Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery'. Rooms are modern and tastefully decorated.
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This 4 night self-guided walking holiday includes:
Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
Route directions and maps
Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking transfers as required
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Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.
This holiday does not include any flights or rail.