Causeway Coast Way – 3 nights

Two hikes either 21.5k (13.4 miles) and 16.5k (10.2 miles) each or three shorter versions up to 14.4k (9 miles) each, inn to inn

DAY ONE – stay Portstewart

Arrive at the beautiful coastal town of Portstewart, make sure to leave plenty of time for an evening stroll of the beautiful Portstewart strand and why not book dinner in the award winning Harry’s Shack. Stay in a hand-picked, authentic Irish Bed and Breakfast.

DAY TWO – stay near the causeway

The full hike option is a 13.4 mile (21.5k) hike from the Portstewart promenade (or can be longer starting at the strand).  Walk along the coast side of the golf course arriving at one of two beaches which wrap around the town of Portrush.  Depart Portrush by walking along the gorgeous east strand at White Rocks.  Just out of sight, over the dunes is the famous Royal Portrush, one of the top golf courses in the world and soon to host both the Irish Open and the Open championship.  Taking the path at the end of the beach you emerge onto one of the few road sections of this route.  The views remain outstanding.  Walk along the road until you come to the majestic 15th Century castle ruins of Dunluce.  Make sure you get a photograph with the beach you’ve just walked in the background of the castle.  Continue into the coastal village of Portballintrae and take the boardwalk over the river to the tramline, following the path for the Runkerry headland.  Your hike ends at the Giant’s Causeway visitor centre.  Have a pint in the Nook bar before heading to your nearby accommodation.  Don’t visit the famous stones yet, you can start your second day with a visit to the Giant’s Causeway.

DAY THREE – stay Ballintoy

No large coastal towns today.  Pack a great lunch and head off for an entirely off road, coastal path of outstanding views.  This is the showstopper day which begins with a walk down to the honeycomb shaped rocks of the Giant’s Causeway before continuing on up the Sheppard’s steps and following the high cliffs to Dunseverick.  You’ll not miss the wooden bench at Hamilton’s seat.  Rest and take in one of the most remote yet utterly astounding, award winning, cliff views in all of Europe.  As you reach Dunseverick harbour you might like the idea of stopping off for a brief swim in the rock pools before heading toward the tiny hamlet of Portbradden which must have one of the best beach views anywhere.  White Park Bay stretches out in front of you with views of Rathlin island and mainland Scotland in the distance (if clear).  The white church on the headland way up ahead is right beside your destination for the day, another charming Irish bed and breakfast, rest up before heading into the village of Ballintoy for the evening or take a taxi round to Ballycastle.  You may or may not have time (or energy) to walk on a little extra to enjoy the famous rope bridge crossing.

DAY FOUR

Depart Ballintoy.

Inclusions:

Bed and Breakfast accommodation

Daily bag transfers on hiking days (max. 20kg per person)

Taxi transfer if choosing to walk shorter legs

Map and route descriptions

Travel pack with bus times, suggested pubs and restaurants, sights to see along the way

24/7 telephone support

Exclusions:

Transport to and from first and last accommodation

Personal travel insurance

Flights/Ferries/Trains

(I can also organise taxi transfers from local train stations at Coleraine or Ballymoney by request.)

Available all year round but is best enjoyed March – October

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Causeway Coast Way – 3 Nights

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