Walk the stunning Giant's Causeway Cliff Path. A spectacular day tour from Belfast, focused around a 5 mile walk (2 hours 15 minutes) along a dramatic, mainly grass cliff path, with breathtaking views of a rugged coastline in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The path culminates at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the world famous Giant's Causeway.
This professionally guided, full commentary tour promises to be one of the most memorable experiences of your visit to Northern Ireland. Away A Wee Walk' will pick you up from a central Belfast location (or your accommodation) for a 10 hour (approx) tour of a lifetime!
Tickets available from Belfast Welcome Centre.
Departures - Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from Belfast
Your Belfast-based tour guide is internationally experienced in guiding and hospitality. A WorldHost service provider with a university degree in Irish History and a passion for walking. Your guide will ensure your experience of the Causeway and its stunning coastline will be a day to remember.
What to Bring
Comfortable shoes essential and a waterproof coat advisable. A general level of health and fitness is sufficient to complete this flat, short walk. The walk is designed for first time visitors with ample time for photo stops.
Day Tour Includes:
• Central Belfast pick-up and drop off (or from your accommodation by arrangement)
• Atlantic (Causeway) Coast Drive
• Accompanied to Carrick-A-Rede and Giant’s Causeway.
• Fully guided cliff path walk.
• Photo opportunity at Dunluce Castle.
Atlantic Coast Drive
Your day commences with ‘one of the world’s great road journeys’ as we drive along one of the most outstanding scenic drives in the world! The road hugs the coastline from Larne to Cushendall and takes in beautiful towns and villages, encompassing the stunning Glens of Antrim.
We make our first stop with a visit to the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge - a one-time bridge used by fishermen to access an out crop in order to check their salmon fishing nets, the rope bridge is now available all year round for anyone wishing to walk on a moving bridge some 30 metres above the sea!
Ballintoy Village and Lunch Stop
Having successfully completed the rope bridge challenge, we take a lunch break in the picturesque village of Ballintoy before continuing the Causeway Coastal route to take in spectacular views of White Park Bay and the beautiful village of Portbradden.
Cliff Walk to the Giant’s Causeway
We continue to the tiny village of Dunseverick to commence a breathtaking cliff path walk to the Giant’s Causeway site. Paced to allow visitors to take in the endless photo opportunities, we meander along a mainly grass path for just over two hours. The terrain is suitable for all walkers of average fitness. Comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing, and waterproof jacket are recommended for all seasons, -sunhat and sunglasses for the fortunate few! The views are simply spectacular throughout.
We continue along the cliff path until we come to the new state-of-the-art visitor centre. Interactive displays explain the geology and the Giant’s mythology. The 40,000, mainly hexagonal, basalt columns that make up the Causeway are believed to be some 62 million years old, having formed from volcanic activity. The tallest columns are some 12 metres high and you will have great fun walking over the stones and creating the ultimate Northern Ireland photo moment!
To conclude our trip before heading back to Belfast, we will take a further jaunt around the coast to catch a glimpse of the spectacular Dunluce Castle - a magnificent medieval castle clinging to the coast. A spectacular end to an amazing day!
Day Tour Excludes:
• Entrance fee to Carrick-A-Rede (£5.60) & Giant’s Causeway (£7.00 ‘green’ ticket)
• Local Rambler public transport to return to Dunseverick.
• Lunch at Ballintoy
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