DAY 1: Arrival in Ballycastle
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Ballycastle.
DAY 2: Rathlin Island
10/25km • 3 - 7 hours • (↑) 180m/550m
Take the short ferry trip to Rathlin Island in the morning. We recommend a trip to the West Lighthouse to visit the large seabird colony. Why not take a bus there and walk back? This will leave you plenty of time for a great little hike to the South Lighthouse in the afternoon.
DAY 3: Ballycastle - Ballintoy
14km • 4 - 6 hours • (↑) 210m
After passing through a farmyard, you follow a lovely forest trail that eventually leads onto an old boreen with stunning views towards Rathlin Island. Before descending into Ballintoy, be sure to test your mettle on the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge - a highlight of the walking tour!
DAY 4: Ballintoy - Dunseverick Castle
10km • 3 - 4 hours • (↑) 135m
Make your way down to the picturesque
Ballintoy Harbour this morning. From here, follow the cliff face around to White Park Beach. Continuing next to the ocean you pass the fishing village of Portbraddan before finishing your walk at the ruins of Dunseverick Castle.
DAY 5: Dunseverick Castle - Portballintrae
13km • 3 - 5 hours • (↑) 270m
You will walk for a long time before you find another cliff-top walk as breathtaking as this sensational trek along the Causeway coastline. Take some time to visit the Giant's Causeway - a UNESCO world heritage site.
DAY 6: Dunluce Castle - Portstewart
15km • 4 - 5 hours • (↑) 65m
Complementary transfer to the impressive ruins of Dunluce Castle in the morning. A stop for a closer inspection is well worthwhile. Then, follow the coastal path around the town of Portrush and continue past beautiful links golf courses next to the sea until you reach Portstewart.
DAY 7: Departure from Portstewart
There are regular bus services departing Portstewart. We will be happy to provide you with further details upon request.