A 52 km hike in the northeast of Northern Ireland, the spectacular Causeway Coast Way links the towns of Ballycastle and Portstewart. The trail is a section of the much longer Ulster Way trail and is a good starting trail for both beginners and walkers of average fitness alike; there is nothing too strenuous along its way; a relatively simple trail to follow, and the highest elevation is only 459 ft. The trail passes nearby to some of the famous attractions of Northern Ireland, such as Dunluce Castle, the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Giants Causeway, the Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and several SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) areas and for whiskey lovers, Bushmills Distillery, Ireland’s oldest working distillery.
Taking just two to three days, it is an excellent initiation into the world of long-distance hiking, and the stunning beauty of the coastal paths, the salty air and the constant sound of the foaming Atlantic Ocean will awaken all of your senses and make you feel really alive! At every turn, you will be rewarded with spectacular views; on a clear day, you can see the white cliffs of the Scottish island of Rathlin as well as the famous Mull of Kintyre. Be sure to pack warm clothes and waterproofs as it is windy here and often damp, but whatever weather you get here, it doesn’t last too long before it changes!