Walking trail

Giant's Causeway Green Trail

Walking trail

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to enjoy the often-crowded Giant's Causeway in tranquillity even during main visitor hours? We can offer such a thing.

Views from the Great Stookan to the Giant's Causeway stones

Take a clifftop walk towards Runkerry, located just next to the Causeway with views of the stones and on most days to Scotland and the Inishowen Peninsula in Ireland too. This walk takes you along our land which has significant numbers of breeding skylark, stonechat, linnet and occasional chough. Parts of this walk also follow the route of the Bushmills Heritage Railway.

Panoramic view over Runkerry Head


Route map for Giant's Causeway Green Trail


Causeway Hotel, OSNI grid ref: C944438


Start at the Causeway Hotel, where there's a path on the left side of the building leading towards the cliff path. Turn left and just follow the path towards Runkerry Head. On your right side you'll have fantastic views of the Causeway stones and the chimney tops. On a clear day you can also see right across to Scotland. The Green Trail is compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act and is suitable for visitors with mobility concerns. It is also suitable for prams, buggies and young children.

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A wheelchair user accessing information along the Green Trail.


Pack a picnic and stop at the accessible picnic area, the perfect place to take in views of the Giant's Causeway to the East and Runkerry Head to the West. Carry on from the picnic area and you will come to a t-junction. Turn left to continue on around to Runkerry Head or turn right to take the alternate clifftop path back towards the Visitor Centre and Hotel, it should take approximately 15 minutes to return from this point.

Two people enjoying a picnic on the accessible trail.


To your left you will see a Portcoon Cave. Look for dolphins and porpoises, they do like swimming around this little bay. Walkers can continue on around the Runkerry Trail to the left but this is the end of the accessible walk as there are wooden stiles further on the trail. Your return path to the Visitor Centre/Hotel is approximately a 25 minute walk from this point.

Panoramic view over Runkerry Head


Causeway Hotel, OSNI grid ref: C944438

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Giant's Causeway Green Trail


Gravel path, steep in places, wooden steps and tarmac road.

Giant's Causeway Green Trail

Contact us

Giant's Causeway Green Trail

How to get here

44a Causeway Road, Bushmills, BT57 8SU
By road

On the B146, 2 miles (3.2km) from Bushmills.

By foot

The start of the walk is at the car park at the Causeway Hotel.

By bus

Ulsterbus 252 and 256 from Belfast. Ulsterbus Causeway Rambler 402 from June to September.

By bicycle

The National Cycle Network 93 passes by the Causeway Hotel.

Giant's Causeway Green Trail

Facilities and access

  • Parking across three car parks and Park and Ride facility at Giant's Causeway