Do more than visit the Causeway Coast – experience it

Four visitors sitting looking over the Giant's Causeway
Published : 14 Jun 2016 Last update : 15 Jun 2016

The National Trust has teamed up with local tour company, 'Away A Wee Walk', to offer adventurers the opportunity to take the road less travelled – a stunning journey along the Causeway Coast’s clifftop path.

The Giant’s Causeway Clifftop 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. Walkers will pick their steps along undulating grass and gravel paths and be rewarded with a bird’s eye view of Ireland’s most famous coastline.

Alastair Walker, Giant’s Causeway Site Manager, explained: ‘We want people to delve deeper and experience more of this gorgeous coastline. It is an incredible hike, and visitors will have the opportunity to ask lots of questions about the area as well as finding out more about the conservation work of the National Trust across the Causeway Coast and Glens.'

Eimear Flanagan, Away a Wee Walk said: ‘Away A Wee Walk is thrilled to be working with the National Trust on this venture. The cliff top path is simply spectacular and the 850,000 annual visitors to the site can now experience much more of this amazing coast.’

The National Trust, the UKs largest conservation charity, maintains this section of the famous Ulster Way walking route and the charity’s conservation work will be explored as part of the tour commentary. The spectacular cliff landscape and coastal farmland boasts habitat rich in biodiversity; cattle and sheep populate the surrounding fields, unaware of the importance of their work chomping down long grasses  - so that insects might thrive below.

Walking tour information

The Clifftop Experience walk departs daily from Saturday 18 June until the end of September. Walkers meet at the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre at 12.30pm for the Rambler bus to Dunseverick Castle. The walk returns along the cliff tops to the Giant's Causeway and is expected to take around 31/2 hours to complete. Maximum group size is 18. Children must be age 12 years plus.  

What to bring

Sturdy walking shoes are essential and a waterproof coat is advisable. A good level of health and fitness is required to complete this hike. Walkers are also advised to carry some water and sunblock. 

To book

You are advised to book by 4pm the day BEFORE you intend to do the walk. If spaces are available, late bookings will be taken until 12noon on the day of the walk.
Cost: £30 per person; includes entry to the full Visitor Experience at the Giant’s Causeway.
Contact the National Trust North Coast Booking Office on:
T: +44 (0)28 2073 3419

E: northcoastbookings@nationaltrust.org.uk 

W: Website