Causeway Coast Way

Link to a more detailed route description

 

http://www.walkni.com/walks/186/causeway-coast-way/

Wife and I decided to walk the Causeway Coast way taking in a wild camp we started aFrom Ballycastle and walked towards the

Wife and I decided to walk the Causeway Coast way taking in a wild camp we started from Ballycastle and walked towards Portrush

https://www.flickr.com/photos/123540442@N04/sets/72157644311777072/

We took enough for two days hiking .
Used the Causeway coast and Rathlin Island OS Activity map.

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  Day One. We left Ballycastle around    11:00am , a bit of drizzle ,leaving our vehicle  safe in Portrush. There are buses but check  timings not too many from Portrush till the  peak season starts.

Ballycastle to Carrick-a Rede Rope Bridge is  all by Road with no footpath.There is a section which is down a country lane which breaks up the  monotony of the tarmac .There are a few wee treasures to discover on the route like the Wood sculptures at a Maghralough B&B ,restaurant .There are also camping facilities here.
Carrick-a Rede Rope Bridge has good facilities again seasonal so check timings . Two coffees and a sandwich £7.50 …sandwich fed two
From now on in is coastal with great paths allowing a comfortable walk. On getting to White Park Bay its essential you check High tide as you will not be able to cross choice to divert or wait. There is a bit of a scramble either end of the beach..at the end of the beach is Port Bradden  quaint cottages is all to see and the small Church.

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It was at this point we seen the signs for diversion due to a path closure following a part of the path collapsing. Disclaimer . We ignored it and followed the path on round. It is passable but care should be taken. This led us into Dunseverick which has toilet facilities  which a code is required to gain entry .Obtained from the National Trust as they own it.
We walked a further 2 kms to Geeragh Point where we set up camp for the evening this was around 5 pm. It looked over to the Bothy at Port Moon . You can avail of the Bothy but you have to join  which is a £10.00 joining fee  and a further £5.00 every visit after.

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Day 2 We struck camp and were moving around 9:00 am . All good paths and spectacular scenery heading towards The Giants Causeway.You can go down the Shepherds Steps and walk along the bottom. I prefer the height …you see more
Facilities at the Causeway are fine if you pay . Free toilets are modern and topping up water etc is hard. Try the Hotel .Continuation  of the paths  leads you into Portballintae .Small shop and toilet facilities available( seasonal)/
Back on the road to Whiterocks Beach and into the two Ports.

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Quite a trek as we finished around 5 .
I used Viewranger but unfortunatly my battery died at Portballintrae on the way out .So add another 5 miles to this

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I havent posted photos just the link to the album feel free to ask

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