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Blackhead Path

1 Old Castle Road, Whitehead, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 8000
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Great sunny day during the Christmas holidays, so we went to the famous Black Head Path for some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steveodo
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
Wrap up, bring a picnic and emjoy

This would be five stars if only the whole path was open. If you want to see the lighthouse, then... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TravelOwl66
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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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“eggs” (6 reviews)
“lovely walk” (8 reviews)
“sea caves” (5 reviews)
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1 Old Castle Road, Whitehead, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9335 8000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great sunny day during the Christmas holidays, so we went to the famous Black Head Path for some exercise. There was a scattering of oystercatchers in a field by the path, shore birds with long, orange beaks. Up in the fields on Muldersleigh Hill I...More

1  Thank Steveodo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This would be five stars if only the whole path was open. If you want to see the lighthouse, then take the high path and you can walk up around it. On a bright day, the views are amazing. Well worth a visit. Then pop...More

Thank TravelOwl66
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Best way to clear your head and get fresh air into your lungs. The Blackhead path is perfect whatever the weather - the caves suit a stormy setting, creating an eerie feel throughout the walk. The views from the cliffs are spectacular on a sunny...More

1  Thank lucyahs420
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

An amazing walk, some great views over Belfast lough and really picturesque cliffs. Pity the path to the cliffs is closed off, clearly because money can't be found to fix the hand rails, plenty of people finding a way round the gates and enjoying the...More

Thank Pete M
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

The interesting thing about this path is that you never know where in the world the people you pass will be from. I have met people here from Singapore, Germany, and France. I was here when television reporter Sara Moore was interviewing a local and...More

2  Thank Hanni_LR43
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

A wonderful walk for all the family. Beautiful views and plenty to photograph. Unfortunately the walk was curtailed as there is a danger of falling rocks so alas we were unable to walk the whole route which really is the highlight (have done it several...More

1  Thank Terence K
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Its a good idea to bring binoculars when you walk the Blackhead Coastal Path. I saw rabbits, a heron, a lizard, guillemots, razorbills, an oystercatcher, rows of rainbow bands refracting through the lighthouse lenses, plunge-diving gannets, cormorants, gulls, a mystery bird hopping about in a...More

1  Thank Steveodo
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Beautiful walk which leads to blackhead lighthouse with wonderful views across the sea to scotland.Lots of great information boards for tourists which explains a lot about the history in the area.There are some toilets at the carpark .Great tea room called Whitehead tea room for...More

2  Thank Jacinta F
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Another coastal path inspired by the wonderful railway Engineer Berkley Dean Wise who developed this and other attractions to encourage Victorian rail passengers to use the train services to visit these areas. The success of this walk encouraged the engineer to further develop the Gobbins...More

1  Thank Ann T
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This walk is not commercialized, no hard hats and compulsory guides. Still great, and all free! There is a gate around which you can climb, but you can also just circumvent it slightly steeper path. In the mornings or evenings you might see seals or...More

3  Thank dgsch2017
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