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 Island6.2 or 15.5 Miles / 10 or 25 Km 3-7 Hrs 180/550 Metres
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 - Ballintoy8.7 Miles / 14 Km 4-6 Hrs 210 Metres
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 - Giant's Causeway11.2 Miles / 18 Km 4-6 Hrs 330 Metres
You will walk for a long time before you find another cliff-top walk as breathtaking as this sensational trek along the Causeway coastline. There are many delights on this walk from Ballintoy Harbour to White Park Beach and, of course, the Giant’s Causeway – a UNESCO world heritage site.
Day 5 Giant's Causeway - Portstewart13 Miles / 21 Km 5-7 Hrs 170 Metres
Shortly after leaving Portballintrae, the impressive ruins of Dunluce Castle suddenly appear and a stop for a closer inspection is well worthwhile. Follow the coastal path around the town of Portrush and then continue past beautiful links golf courses next to the sea until you reach Portstewart.
Day 6 Departure from Portstewart
There are regular bus services departing Portstewart. We will be happy to provide you with further details upon request.