Causeway view voted 'Most Epic' in Northern Ireland

Benbane Head along the Causeway Coast Way, voted Northern Ireland’s ‘Most Epic View’.
Published : 18 Jan 2017 Last update : 19 Jan 2017

Benbane Head in the Causeway Coast and Glens has been voted the ‘Most Epic View’ in Northern Ireland at the inaugural WalkNI Awards.

The winning view overlooking Benbane Head can be accessed from the North Antrim Cliff Path, part of the Causeway Coast Way.  Just a couple of miles from the UNESCO World Heritage site the Giant’s Causeway, this stunning section of coast is less known, but provides some of the finest coastal views in Europe.

Adventurers have the opportunity to experience this less travelled path with The Giant’s Causeway Clifftop Experience, a fantastic 5-mile hike from the ruin of Dunseverick Castle to the Giant’s Causeway.

Alastair Walker, Giant’s Causeway Site Manager, said: ‘It’s fantastic to see that this spectacular clifftop route has captured the heart of the public to be voted the Most Epic View in Northern Ireland.  We would encourage visitors to the north coast to delve deeper and experience more of this gorgeous coastline on our Cliff Top Experience walk. Guided by local tour company, ‘Away A Wee Walk,’ this is an incredible hike, and visitors will have the opportunity to ask lots of questions about the area as well as find out about the conservation work the National Trust does across the Causeway Coast and Glens.’

The tour can be booked by calling North Coast Booking Office on: +44 (0)28 2073 3419.

The National Trust, the UK’s largest conservation charity, maintains this section of the famous Ulster Way walking route. The spectacular cliff landscape and coastal farmland boasts habitat rich in biodiversity.

The destination beat off stiff competition from other breath-taking views in the Mourne Mountains, Sperrin Mountains, Belfast Hills, Fermanagh Lakelands and Strangford Lough to win the coveted title.

The path from Ballintoy to Bushmills along the Causeway Coast Way was also named ‘Best Route in the Causeway Coast and Glens’.

Mournes is a winner too

The Mourne Mountains, which are partly cared for by the National Trust were also winners in the WalkNI Awards with Slieve Donard via Glen River being named Favourite Walk in the Mournes and the Mourne Mountains winning Favourite Walking Destination.

Group standing at the viewpoint from Hamilton's seat

See the Causeway like never before 

The Giant’s Causeway Cliff-top Experience is a fantastic 5-mile hike from the ruin of Dunseverick Castle to Northern Ireland’s first World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway.