Are you up for the Causeway Coast Challenge Walk 2017?

Fancy a ramble this April?
Fancy a ramble this April?

The annual Causeway Coast Challenge Walk for 2017 is set to run again this year on Sunday, April 30.

This event run by local club Bannside Ramblers is now in its 39th year of operation and continues to attract walkers from all over Ireland and further afield.

As a result of its success the event was recently awarded the prestigious title of Best Challenge Walk 2016 by the tourism body WALKNI.

This challenging walk commences at Portballintrae and follows the spectacular coastal cliff top path via the famous Giant’s Causeway to eventually reach Portbradden where participants turn and retrace their steps. This brings the total distance of the challenge walk to over 30KM of stunning views and


The path is well marked and defined and contains a number of stepped ascents and descents. Registration takes place on the day strictly between 8am and 9am at Portballintrae village hall, and walkers completing the event by 5pm will receive a commemorative badge and signed certificate for their efforts.

Entry fee to cover costs is £5 for adults and £3 for under 16s.

Participants are reminded that they should bring sufficient food and water to complete the distance and also wear suitable clothing and footwear for the prevailing conditions.

Last year 238 people completed the challenge, why not make this your year to finish the Causeway Coast Challenge Walk on Sunday, April 30.

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