NICFC - Cancer Fund for Children

Events & Challenges

Giant Coastal Challenge - 23rd September, 2017

Where: The Causeway Coast
When: 23rd September 2017
Cost: £20 Registration | £80 Sponsorship
Contact: 028 9080 5599 | fundraising@cancerfundforchildren.com

Eventbrite - Giant Coastal Challenge 2017

Take Giant Steps to Support Kids With Cancer

 

Join Cancer Fund For Children and discover the Causeway coastline in all its wild and wonderful glory! See this beautiful part of the world from a completely new perspective by taking on our Giant Coastal Challenge.

We challenge you to sign up for this 10 mile walk between two of our most iconic landmarks, Carrick-a-Rede and the Giant’s Causeway.

We promise you world class scenery, varied walking terrain, cliffs, castle ruins, stunning beaches and most importantly a well-deserved sense of achievement when you finish (the one thing we can’t promise is the weather but we can always hope)!

 

The Route

 

Ballintoy Harbour

Ballintoy Harbour

Starting from Carrick-a-Rede, the walk will follow along the Ulster Way towards the picturesque Ballintoy Harbour, made famous in recent years for its Games of Thrones setting.

From Ballintoy we make our way onto one of Northern Ireland’s most glorious beaches, White Park Bay, where we will then clamber over rocks to arrive at Portbradden, a tiny hamlet with stunning views across the Atlantic Ocean.

Onward from Portbradden, we hike through a small cave, fields and over styles, enjoying the breath-taking scenery and perhaps a few friendly ‘Baas’ to some local residents. We reach our halfway point and stop for some lunch and to use the facilities at Dunseverick Harbour.

After a 20 minute refuel, we continue on to the ruins of Dunseverick Castle, thought to have been built in the 5th Century and a former seat of the King of Ireland.

The final leg of our journeys begins towards the world famous Giant’s Causeway, where cliff paths lead us to a view showcasing this geological wonder in all its beauty.

 

The Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre

Giant's Causeway

Giant’s Causeway

 

If all that wasn’t enough, we’re delighted to offer you the opportunity to visit the new Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre on completion of the walk.

Inside you will have access to their fascinating exhibition, illuminating both the science and stories of the Causeway, as well as making the most of the café, toilet facilities and souvenir shop.

Some of you might even want to visit the more familiar basalt columns for a few pictures (audio guides are also included with your entry).

 

Taking Part

 

The walk is approximately 10 miles in length and is designated a challenging walk, so hiking boots are necessary for your health and safety.

Participants must be 14 years + and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Dogs are not permitted and unfortunately the route is not suitable for buggies/wheelchairs.

Due to restrictions on parking at both Carrick-a-Rede and the Giants Causeway, all participants MUST park their vehicles and register for the event at Dunluce School in Bushmills. Coaches will then take all event participants to start the walk at Carrick-a-Rede. On completion of the walk at the Giant’s Causeway, shuttle buses will run every 30mins to take you back to your vehicles.

Eventbrite - Giant Coastal Challenge 2017

 

So sign up today and get your hiking boots on for this Giant Challenge!

For more information, contact fundraising@cancerfundforchildren.com or phone 028 9080 5599.