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Ballycastle
Route Location
 

Ballycastle

This circular route links the coastal resort town of Ballycastle to the Giant's Causeway using the spectacular Causeway Coastal Route and returning via Bushmills and the country roads of North Antrim, which are signed as part of the NCN 93.

CountyAntrimDistance35
Nearest TownBallycastleOS Map5
Route TypeCoastal, Hill, UrbanRoute ShapeCircular
AONBCauseway CoastGrid Ref (Start)D121412
Public RoadsOn Public RoadGrid Ref (End)D121412

Terrain

Public Roads

Point of Interest

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
The Giant's Causeway
The Old Bushmills Distillery

Route Description

Starting opposite the Marine Hotel, which gives a great view of Ballycastle Beach, travel west along the B15 past the caravan parks until the junction with the Whitepark Road, here turn right following the Causeway Coastal Route passing Kinbane Castle and continue on to Carrick-a-Rede and Ballintoy. Leaving Ballintoy continue on the Causeway Coastal Route passing Whitepark Bay and Portbradden until you come to the junction with the Causeway Road. Here turn right and continue on through Currysheskin and past Dunseverick Castle ruins on the right until you reach the Giant's Causeway.

Leaving the Giants Causeway travel down the minor Runkerry Road at the bottom of the entrance past the Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Railway Station and then turn right, after about 50m turn left unto the shared use path running adjacent to the railway line. Follow this path through the sand dunes and Bushfoot Golf Club until the Ballaghmore Road. From here follow the cycle lanes to the centre of Bushmills.

From the war memorial in Bushmills travel south along Main Street passing the Old Bushmills Distillery on the left then turn left unto the Straid Road B17. Follow along this road for about 3.5 miles until you come to a cross roads. Here you will see the NCN 93 signs again. Turn right and follow the NCN 93 signs along minor roads to Ballycastle.

Getting to the Start

Contact Translink for Bus times or Ballycastle TIC on Telephone No. (028) 2076 2024.
Email: tourism@moyle-council.org

Traffic

Heavy Traffic during the tourist season and holiday periods as the Cycle Route is on the Causeway Coastal Route

Facilities

Refreshments Ballycastle, Ballintoy, Giant's Causeway and Bushmills.

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

Contact Ballycastle TIC or The Giant's Causeway Visitors Centre TIC for opening times.

Available Publication

The Causeway Coast & Glens your guide to cycling

Ballycastle TIC Tel: (028) 2076 2024 Giants Causeway Visitors Centre Tel: (028) 2063 1855

Links

Cycle Hire

Iron Donkey Bicycle Touring
Iron Donkey Bicycle Touring, 15 Ballyknockan Rd, Saintfield
Phone: 028 9081 3200
Bushmills Cycle Hire
Rest-A-While, Bushmills
Phone: 028-207-32869

Maps and Downloads

The following downloads are available for Ballycastle:

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