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    Dunseverick Castle to Ballintoy Harbour Walk

    Difficulty
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    Easy
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    3-4.5h
    Distance
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    13.4 km
    Elevation
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    263 m
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    Dunseverick Castle to Ballintoy Harbour Walk

    The Dunseverick Castle to Ballintoy Harbour Walk is a great adventure in Northern Ireland for anyone that enjoys beautiful seaside views and visiting historical sites. While out walking the trail, you will pass by the cliffside ruins of Dunseverick Castle, before following along the rugged coastline to reach the harbour. Along the way, you will have ample opportunity to catch some amazing photos from scenic lookouts, making this easy-going route one that you won’t want to miss.

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    Route Description for Dunseverick Castle to Ballintoy Harbour Walk

    No matter if you are attempting this route for the interesting local history or the breathtaking views over the sea, the Dunseverick Castle to Ballintoy Harbour Walk is an exceptional adventure that is suitable for a wide range of walkers.

    Setting out from the car park, you will initially head to the northeast to pass by the ruins of Dunseverick Castle, where Saint Patrick is supposed to have visited during the 5th Century when he baptized Olcán, who would later become the Bishop of Ireland. The only ruins to view are those of the gatehouse; however, the stunning backdrop of the sea creates an amazing viewpoint to look out on.

    After taking in the views of the ruins, you will follow along the coastal path as it heads to the east, passing by the cascading waters of the Dunseverick Falls to arrive at Dunseverick Harbour. From here, you will continue along the shoreline beyond Portbradden Harbour to eventually walk along the expanse of Whitepark Bay Beach.

    Leaving the sandy beach behind for some more rugged coastal terrain, you will pass by Elephant Rock on your left and eventually arrive at the terminus of the route at Ballintoy Harbour. After exploring the area, simply retrace your steps along the same route to return to the car park at Dunseverick Castle.

    Getting to the Dunseverick Castle to Ballintoy Harbour Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Dunseverick Castle to Ballintoy Harbour Walk is located at the Dunseverick Castle car park along Causeway Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      Year-Round

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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