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Northern Shores Walk


Northern Shores Walk
Western Ireland Ireland

Ireland Hiking and Walking Tour of the Giant s Causeway, Rathlin Island, Antrim and Louth

Discover the enchanting Northern Shores of Ireland on this ingeniously designed trip. This hike is structured to ensure that you get the most of your trip including natural beauty and long standing Irish traditions. Come along for an experience you’ll not soon forget.

This hike takes you over the infamous Glens of Antrim, deigned an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you’ll find glacial valleys, sandy beaches, vertical cliffs, tundra plateau, boglands, wooded glens, coniferous forests, waterfalls and picturesque villages. We also explore Rathlin Island, an isle of prehistoric volcanic origin that is home to tens of thousands of seabirds. Rathlin Island is also historically important, as it was here that Robert I of Scotland saw the infamous spider that inspired him to keep fighting in 1305. He hid out in a cave among the island’s impressive cliffs that rise to 230 feet (70 m).

Along the way we also discover Giant’s Causeway, a group of unique rock formations that have stood for many years against ferocious Atlantic storms. These some 40,000 columns are a result of a volcanic eruption and were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

Not to be outdone by the outstanding nature, the working man’s history of Ireland will also be addressed in a visit to Bushmill’s Whiskey Distillery. It is believed that the troops of King Henry II drank Bushmills here some 400 years before it officially became a licensed distillery in 1608. Bushmills whiskey is produced, matured, and bottled onsite at this stop along our trek. Another feat of human determination is the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge we’ll cross. This suspension bridge links the mainland to Carrick Island and is strung 30 metres above the rocks below.

Come and explore the beauty and history of the green isle on our Northern Shore Walk!
   
Tour Highlights


-2 days walking in the beautiful Glens of Antrim
-Waterfalls in the Glens
-Walking at the Giant's Causeway
-Official areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
-A visit to Rathlin Island
-Birdwatching at the West Lighthouse
-A visit to Bushmills Whiskey Distillery
-Crossing the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
-Traditional music in the pubs
-2 nights on the Antrim Coast
-2 nights in Cushendall
-2 nights in Carlingford












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Meeting: Dublin
Airport:   Dublin
Transfer: Dublin
 
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Northern Shores Walk
Tour Code: ZZ-HKIRJ-06
7 days / 6 nights ~$3,360.00
Dates: June to Sept

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Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Dublin
Activities:
Hiking, sightseeing

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