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.
|Nearest Town||Ballycastle||OS Map||5|
|Route Type||Coastal, Hill, Urban||Route Shape||Circular|
|AONB||Causeway Coast||Grid Ref (Start)||D121412|
|Public Roads||On Public Road||Grid Ref (End)||D121412|
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.
This route has accessible toilet facilities.
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