Runkerry trail, Giant's Causeway, County Antrim

A woman and child sitting on the basalt columns at Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, looking out to sea

Grade: moderate Length: 2 miles (1.5 hours)

The Runkerry trail offers views of Giant’s Causeway without the crowds. Explore this lesser known trail for a unique viewing of the famous octagonal stones and on most days a view of Scotland and the Inishowen Peninsula in Ireland too. Keep an eye out for breeding skylark, stonechat, linnet and occasional chough.

Take the Runkerry trail