Lissanduff

Walking Route

This is a State Care Monument consisting of a pair of earthen concentric rings with an inner and outer enclosure. The site is often referred to as "The Cups and Saucers" due to its shape.

Portballintrae Beach and Whiterocks Beach are both very popular attractions nearby.

Distance:

0.5 miles

Start Point:

C929424

Finish Point:

C929424

Point of interest:

The "Cups and Saucers" earthworks

Nearest town:

Portbalintrae

OS map:

Sheet 5

Terrain:

Hardcore path grass and steps

Route:

From the car park at the North end of the village follow the sign on the uphill path to Lissanduff earthworks. Turn right over some steps on the banks leading into the monument.

Lissanduff itself is quite unusual.  Locally known as 'The Cups and Saucers', the site involves both wet and dry circular earthworks.

From this site there are fine views of Bushfoot Strand and Runkerry Point.

Retrace your steps to the car park by the same route.

Facilities:

Car park, site interpretation panel

Accessible toilet facilities:

Yes

Accessible terrain:

Hardcore path, grass and some steps

Publication:

None

Getting to the start by car:

Take A2 from Portrush or Bushmills and then the B145 to Portballintrae. Car park at the north end of town.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Giant's Causeway Visitor Information Centre
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