Take care on the stones
The causeway stones can be slippery and dangerous when wet – always heed the advice of our rangers. Please be aware that a bus also travels this route; pedestrians must stay on the path when the bus is in operation.
Total steps: 4
Total steps: 4
Giant's Causeway visitor centre, car park 1 - grid reference NW2918297863
Park in car park 1. If you're travelling through the visitor centre, proceed to the back of the centre and exit through the rear doors. You can also walk up the incline and over the grass roof, descending the steps to come out at the rear of the visitor centre.
Follow the kerb stone footpath eastward. On your right will be the sheer dramatic cliff face, and on the left, the wild North Atlantic Ocean.
Follow the kerbstone footpath eastward. After Route Highlight 2, you will turn a sharp corner called Windy Gap. From here the causeway stone outcrop will be visible in the distance beyond the bay.
The formal kerbstone path will become a hard-core gravel surface just before the causeway stones outcrop. Look for the gap in the rocks beyond the tarmac bus drop-off point and follow this path. You're always moving in an eastward direction.
With many unique viewing points along the way, this bracing clifftop trail boasts spectacular vistas of the world-famous Causeway Coast that are off the beaten track.
Follow an accessible clifftop trail with views of the Giant's Causeway, Scotland and the Inishowen Peninsula and plenty of Irish legends and birdlife to enjoy.
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