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GIANT'S CAUSEWAY & THE NINE GLENS

from £615
Cushendall is a spectacular and increasingly mountainous journey from the airport. Situated at the head of Glen Ballyemon, it's an ideal centre for a walking holiday.
  • Product Code 75207
  • Holiday Type Walking Holiday
  • Grade Grade 5
  • Holiday Duration 7 Nights

Guided Walking Holidays Giants Causeway and the Nine Glens

Imagine the view from the cliffs overlooking the sea to the Mull of Kintyre. The gentle sea breeze and coconut scent of gorse hangs in the air. Yellow flowers dot the land, picked out by the warm rays of the sun. This is a remote and wonderful place. The hills of Antrim reach from the sea to the skyline. Traditions have remained strong in this land, and the hospitality, food and perhaps a pint of stout or tot of whiskey are all here to be savoured.

The beauty of Northern Ireland’s countryside is impressive and there is lots to explore. We’re within easy reach of the iconic hexagonal basalt pillars of the Giant’s Causeway; Dunluce Castle, perched on rocks above the sea and the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, originally built hundreds of years ago by salmon fishermen.

Cushendall, where we’re based for our week, is a short, but spectacular and increasingly mountainous journey from the airport. Situated at the head of Glen Ballyemon, it’s an ideal centre for a walking holiday, extending a warm welcome to all who visit.


Holiday Highlights

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Giant’s Causeway (of course!).
  • ‘Free-range’ walking – there are not many footpaths in Ireland!
  • Great hospitality from Anne and Mary at our guesthouses.
  • Dinner at Harry's in Cushendall. Nobody should go hungry!
  • The views across the Irish Sea to Scotland.
  • The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

    PRICE INCLUDES:

      B&B en suite accommodation.
      Dinners at a local restaurant.
      Complimentary airport transfers (see below for details).
      Transport to and from the trailheads if necessary.
    Prices based on sharing a twin room with private facilities. Supplement for single room: £49 
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 5

  1. Day 1

    Independent travel to Belfast. A complimentary transfer bus will operate between Belfast City Airport and Cushendall on the day of arrival and departure. On arrival we may have time for a walk to Layde Church.

  2. Day 2

    We walk from Fallowvee passing the 'Hidden Village' and Loch Galboly to finish at Ardclinis Gorge. About 12 km with 250m ascent and descent.

  3. Day 3

    Today the walk in Glenariff Forest Park starts on the Dungonnell Reservoir road and crosses part of the largest area of blanket bog in Northern Ireland. We cross moorland, passing river banks and waterfalls. About 12 km with 350m ascent and descent.

  4. Day 4

    Lurigethan is the hill that dominates Cushendall. Starting from the forest park we walk along the edge of the plateau-like top with views into the glen and across the sea to Scotland on a fine day. About 11 km with 300m ascent and 500m descent.

  5. Day 5

    Carrick-a-Rede and the Giants Causeway. A classic day that will doubtless be the holiday highlight for many.

  6. Day 6

    A free day. Possibilities include visiting Dunluce Castle and the Bushmills distillery, a day trip to Belfast or a day on Rathlin Island.

  7. Day 7

    Fair Head and Murlough Bay. A scenic walk along cliffs and back before descending to the sea at Murlough Bay. About 11 km with 500m ascent and 500m descent.

  8. Day 8

    Departure after breakfast. Transfer will be arranged to operate after breakfast from Cushendall to Belfast City Airport with the intention of arriving at the airport by noon.

Travel Details

On arrival day a complimentary transfer bus will operate from Belfast City airport at 4.00pm. On departure a transfer bus will operate to arrive at the airport at 12 noon. Should you wish to join this transfer coach, please let us know. Full details are available in our Holiday Information Sheet (downloadable below).

Transport to and from the trailheads is included.

Nearest airports: Belfast City (50 miles) or Belfast International (35 miles).

Nearest bus stop:Cushendall (plese note that the service is very limited).

Nearest port/railway station: Larne (20 miles).

Taxis each way between Cushendall and Belfast City airport cost about £50 and between Cushendall and Belfast International airport about £35.

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Glendale Bed & Breakfast

Accommodation is in twin and single rooms, all with en-suite facilities for Glendale Guest Houses. This high standard and well-reviewed guesthouse offers a warm and friendly welcome. It is located a 10 minute walk from the centre of town and also close to the sea. Cushendall has all the facilities a walker might require. You will be advised on arrival in Northern Ireland at which guest house you will be accommodated. Accommodation is on a half board basis, with ample breakfasts taken in your guesthouse and dinners taken in Harry's Restaurant. Lunches can be purchased locally and are not included in the holiday charge. Free Wi-Fi is available.


The Meadows

Accommodation is in twin and single rooms, all with en-suite facilities for The Meadows Guest Houses. This high standard and well reviewed guesthouse offers a warm and friendly welcome. It is located a 10 minute walk from the centre of town and also close to the sea. Cushendall has all the facilities a walker might require. You will be advised on arrival in Northern Ireland at which guest house you will be accommodated. Accommodation is on a half board basis, with ample breakfasts taken in your guesthouse and dinners taken in Harry's Restaurant. Lunches can be purchased locally and are not included in the holiday charge. Free Wi-Fi is available.


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