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Blackhead Path

This seaside walk goes from Whitehead Boat Club to and around Blackhead. The path runs northeast from Whitehead and is lined by interesting wildlife habitats including grassland, woodland (known locally as the 'Magic Forest') and a rocky shoreline. The Lough itself is an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) famed for its bird population.


This walk starts at Whitehead Yacht Club and leads along a coastal path and up some steep steps to Blackhead Lighthouse. From here walkers descend some more steep steps back to the coastal path and back to the car park.


2.4 miles


Level surfaced path, steep steps

Point of interest

The Blackhead Lighthouse


Car park, toilets - 10p. There are also several shelters along the walk.

Whitehead has a number of cafe facilities and public toilets.

Whitehead can be reached by car, bus and train. For further information on public transport options visit


Whitehead Highway to Health.

Whitehead Wildlife Walk.

The Causeway Coast + Glens.

Publication availability

Contact Carrickfergus Tourist Information Centre - tel: 028 9335 8049 or email:

Whitehead Wildlife Walk and The Causeway Coast + Glens Walking Guide also available to download on this page.


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