Moyle Way & Causeway Coast Way

Overview

Trail Details
> Prices from: £ 510.00 per person
> Start / Finish: Cushendall / Portstewart
> Distance: 58.5 miles (94 km) – excluding Rathlin Island
> Availability: March to October
> Grading: Easy to Moderate / Way-marked

Moyle Way & Causeway Coast Way Highlights

  • Enjoy fine coastal walking with views of dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches combined with fine countryside walking, taking in Ireland's famous history and folklore
  • Soak up the Irish way of life & hospitality in the villages and towns along the trail
  • Visit The Giant’s Causeway on the North Antrim coast - a World Heritage Site and geological phenomenon
  • Brave the exhilarating Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge which links Carrick Island with the mainland
  • Sample some of Northern Ireland’s finest whiskey at Bushmills Distillery


Northern Ireland is rapidly gaining popularity in the walking community, enticing walkers with its exceptional beauty, historic buildings and natural phenomena such as the Giant’s Causeway. The Moyle Way and the Causeway Coast Way offer the perfect combination of wide open bays and rugged coastal cliffs with deep green valleys and rounded summits.  These magnificent backdrops combined with wonderful hospitality along the Way offer a truly unforgettable experience.

Your journey begins in the charming village of Cushendall, better known as the capital of the Glens. Cushendall is located amongst the hills and the Sea of Moyle, and like many Ulster villages showcases some of Northern Ireland’s most exceptional architecture.

The Moyle Way begins by following the banks of the Glenariff River and through leafy Glenariff Forest Park with stunning views of its iconic waterfalls. After reaching the North Antrim coast at Ballycastle you join the Causeway Coast Way which runs along coastal paths looking out to Rathlin Island and the Kintyre Peninsula in Scotland. 

The Moyle Way and Causeway Coast Path offer a fine combination of forest and coastal walking and is generally level with a few steep climbs and some undulating terrain. We recommend walking the trail over 6 days which allows for a day's visit to Rathlin Island. While the Causeway Coast Way is well way-marked and low lying with relatively easy terrain, the Moyle Way is more challenging and quite remote in places.