Belfast - Gobbins Cliff Path Walk
Available all year
Spectacular location of The Gobbins Coastal Path.
Unbelievable history of the forgotten gem on Northern Ireland.
Fully guided tour.
Look out for fish and local wildlife.
Make your way to The Gobbins Coastal Path, a spectacular location with an unbelievable history, which for years has been left as a forgotten gem of Northern Ireland, until now.
Upon arrival at the visitor’s centre, you’ll meet your expert guide and complete your safety briefing, before embarking on the fully guided, coastal walk. This isn’t just any coastal walk, the Gobbins Experience will take you along a narrow, exciting path that hugs the dramatic cliff face, over bridges amidst crashing waves of the North Channel, up and down rugged staircases carved into the cliff face, and into caves that were once home to smugglers and privateers. This is a coastal path for adventurers.
What makes this even more special is that it was first created in 1902, making it a feat of brilliant engineering. The path itself has a long history, having lay dormant in the 1960’s before it’s rebirth in recent years. This path has many stories that it wants to share with you, and while your guide talks you through all of these to bring your journey to life, along the way you might want to look out for fish and local wildlife. If you’re lucky, you might spot puffins, guillemots and razorbills. You’ll be walking along a natural environment which includes caves, cliffs and ledges, therefore the path allows you rare access to wildlife treasures that wouldn’t usually have the opportunity. This is a truly thrilling experience unlike any other.
Remarks/requirements: Warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable, waterproof hiking shoes are essential.
Walking information: Walking involved: Walking along the Gobbins Cliff path is extensive. There are uneven surfaces to navigate, small pathways, incline, decline and steps. Walkways are slim in width in places and along cliff faces. All necessary safety precautions are in place including barriers and capacity restrictions. Guests must walk the linear 3 mile route.
Wheelchair accessible: No.
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