This outstanding 8 day hill walking holiday includes the best that county Antrim in Northern Ireland has to offer as it combines the Moyle Way and the Causeway Coast Way.
The Moyle Way runs for 43km through the heart of the world-famous Glens of Antrim. The route is entirely within the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), a land of geology, wildlife, history, myths and folklore. The route passes through a great variety of scenery and reaches its high point near the summit of Trostan. Highlights include views to Rathlin and the Scottish Islands, Breen Oakwood, unspoilt blanket bog, standing stones, cairns and Glenariff Forest Park.
The Giant Causeway Coast Way is an exhilarating walk following the dramatic coastline from Ballycastle to Portstewart in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. This outstanding walking holiday passes along sandy beaches, rocky bays, high cliffs, seaside resorts and small fishing villages, offering a great variety of coastal scenery within the designated Causeway Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The World Heritage Site and National Nature Reserve of the Giant’s Causeway, the ruins of Dunluce, Dunseverick and Kinbane Castles and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge are among the many sites encountered on this Waymarked Way.
The first 3 days described below are from the Medium Grade package of the Moyle way. We can of course also offer you the more challenging grade variant.
Arrival in Cushendall (Bus from Belfast), walk to the hospitable B&B (2km), your luggage can be collected from bus station. Overnight in B&B Cushendall.
Day 2: Transfer to Glenariff Forest park, Here you can choose from one of many beautiful walks along forest tracks and stunning waterfalls. Depending on your chosen walk you will hike back to your Bed and Breakfast alongside the Glenariff river. hill-walk from 12 to 16 km / 3-4 hours / 200m. height difference. Overnight in same B&B in Cushendall
Day 3: You will be transferred close to Agangarrive Hill and hill-walk alongside the Glenshesk River and through Breenwood and Ballycastle forest arriving in Ballycastle which has a superb selection of quality restaurants and cosy Pubs. Walking approx. 17km. / 4.5 hours / 350m height difference.
Dag 4: Take the ferry from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island and choose one of the walks to enjoy the bird colonies and views of Scotland. Overnight in Ballycastle.
Walk from Ballycastle via Clare Wood and Carrick Island to Ballintoy. Overnight in Ballintoy.
Walk from Ballintoy to Bushmills via White Park Bay beach, Benbane Head, Giant Causeway, and Portballintrae to Bushmills. You can opt for a shorter variant of this walk where we will arrange for a transfer to your B&B, or take the bus into Bushmills. Walking distance approx. 19km or 25km. / 6-7.5 hours / 120m height difference. (please allow up to 2 hours if visiting the Giant Causeway itself)
Leaving Bushmills we walk through Ballintrae and follow the causeway coast way past Dunluce Castle, Curran Strand and Portrush to Portstewart. Walking distance approx. 18km. / 5 hours / 60m height difference.
Leave Portstewart and return to Belfast.
Walking distance: 12km / 3 hours (not including time at Carrick-a-Rede) / Elevation: 178m.
Carrick a Rede Rope bridge on Giant Causeway Coast way
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a rope suspension bridge near Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny Carrick Island. The site is owned and maintained by the National Trust, spans twenty metres and is thirty metres above the rocks below. An admission fee is charged for crossing the bridge.
Contact: Cliff & Louise Wayenberg
Call:+353 87 957 3856
Individual Self guided walking holiday
Price 2012: 8 days / 7 nights € 489.-
Please contact us for a quote if your would like a shorter or indeed longer trip.
The price is per person based on 2 people sharing.
Bed and breakfast, transfers, English route description (other languages on request), maps.
Including baggage transfers
All other costs including air-fares.
Single room supplement; 30%