United Kingdom / Ireland : Northern Ireland

Walking the Antrim Way

Trip code: W04AN

Self-guided walking

4 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2
Moderate

11.0Kg CO2e

Navigation App

SUMMARY

  • UNESCO world heritage site of Giants Causeway, hexagonal interlocking basalt columns formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago
  • Spectacular scenery with castles and beautiful beaches
  • Stay in Bushmills, the home of the famous Bushmills whiskey distillery

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Navigation app
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers as required

TRIP DESCRIPTION

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,

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrive in Cushendall

Arrive in Cushendall

You stay at Glendale B&B.

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Glendale B&B, Cushendall

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Glendale is a family run B&B located on the famous Coast Road in the pictureque village of Cushendall and just 4 minutes walk from the beach. It is set in private gardens and around 100 yards from the road. It offers views of the sea and the nearby Lurig Mountain.

Day 2: Orra Beg to Ballycastle (20km/12.4mi)

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.

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You stay at Corratavey B&B.

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Corratavey B&B, Ballycastle

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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.

Day 3: Fair Head Loop (8km/5.0mi)

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 Ballycastle.

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You stay at Corratavey B&B.

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Corratavey B&B, Ballycastle

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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.

Day 4: Larrybane to the Giants Causeway (16km/9.9mi)

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.

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You stay at Cottesmore B&B.

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Cottesmore B&B, Bushmills

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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.

Day 5: Departure from Bushmills

You stay at Cottesmore B&B.

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Cottesmore B&B, Bushmills

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Visa
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Tea/coffee


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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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £278.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £278.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • City break in Belfast
  • Extra nights
TRAVEL DETAILS

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

This holiday does not include any flights or rail

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we open again 9am Monday) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

Very efficient and responsive

Lesley Calrow, 25 Jun 2024

So far so good!
Booking dealt with promptly & efficiently by Agent & when I queried something after booking it was dealt with swiftly in the same way.

Karen Lawrence, 7 Oct 2023

Really helpful and person service. Understood what we needed and double checked everything. Had useful personal experience of the holiday as well

Harriet, 27 Sep 2023

As previously when I have booked at least 10 former holidays with Headwater, Very friendly, very helpful. We look forward to our next adventure with you

Janet Sodring, 9 Aug 2023


Self-guided walking

4 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2
Moderate

11.0Kg CO2e

Navigation App

4 nights from £859

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