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Blackhead Path

1 Old Castle Road, Whitehead, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 8000
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Lovely walk - pity about the facilities

A wonderful walk for all the family. Beautiful views and plenty to photograph. Unfortunately the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Terence K
Bristol, United Kingdom
Bring binoculars.

Its a good idea to bring binoculars when you walk the Blackhead Coastal Path. I saw rabbits, a... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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1 Old Castle Road, Whitehead, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 8000
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Terence K
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant coast walk on good path from carpark at Whitehead. Toilets available in car park. Really interesting part is entirely unorthorised at the end of the path where you can ( at entirely your own risk) bypass the fence by scrambling across the beach....More

2  Thank Gordon F
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I talked to some French people here yesterday, they came from the Ards peninsula, where they were on holiday. You meet melting pot of many nationalities when you walk the Blackhead Path. A asked them what they thought of our newly-painted shelter, and they said...More

2  Thank Hanni_LR43
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I have walked this path many, many times and can recommend it most highly: stunning views, fresh sea air, invigorating air, and much more. One of my favourites- highly recommended!

3  Thank JackPudding
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The other day I was here, and two seals were just offshore. At first a noisy crowd of seagulls attracted my attention. They were clustering on a spot in the water proximate to the famous Wren's Eggs, a pair of glacial erratic boulders. Net the...More

2  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is such a wonderful place to take a walk, where else can you see a lighthouse up on the headland, and sea caves, and all manner of bird life. Herons went flying over me, calling, and there was a kestrel in the trees another...More

3  Thank Hanni_LR43
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