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A long hike that is 100% worth it

You park the car approximately 1.5 hour’s walk from where you actually want to be, so do plan to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada
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Omg when they said scary drive...

Ok, so, I've driven 20,000 miles in my 18 months driving. I have driven through masses of mountain... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You park the car approximately 1.5 hour’s walk from where you actually want to be, so do plan to spend at least half a day doing this. The hike is worth it as the views are stupendous all the way. When you do get to...More

Thank lmitravel
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Ok, so, I've driven 20,000 miles in my 18 months driving. I have driven through masses of mountain ranges, miles and miles of Irish coast... (2771.9 mile road trip just this summer past) and I have never driven a more knuckle gripping road in my...More

Thank MaxineI9
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Pleasant walk on the cliffs. Beautiful sunny skies made for an unforgettable day. The cove was used in the filming of game of thrones, so that was exciting to see.

Thank Jan D
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This was the first area we hiked on our walking trip of the Antrim Coast, and I couldn't stop taking photos....despite the intermittent rain and mist. Totally atmospheric, the hills falling down to the sea, and blanketed with heather, the fields lush, full of intrepidly...More

Thank CapeTravellers
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Parked at Fairhead car park and the owner of the farm came out to see us. We told her that we were going on the blue arrowed walk and she told us it should take a couple of hours. However when we got out there...More

3  Thank Amanda F
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We parked near the bay and were delighted by the incredible beauty of the cliffs as well as the coastline. We could even see Scotland nearby! It was fairly quiet and we spent some much-needed time sitting silently watching the sea and area around us.

2  Thank Jvandyke7
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

On arrival we were greeted by Gerard and paid £3 for parking. We walked to the top and were swept away by the breathtaking views. We walked for about an hour and the views got better. Make sure you wear good walking shoes/boots. There are...More

3  Thank Adrienne S
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Deffo worth a visit lovely Game of Thrones was filmed here so a must for any GOT fans beautiful views of the coast so peaceful!!

1  Thank Tracey R
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to visit Doonmore fort and the crannog at Lough na Cranagh. We drove to the Fair Head car park marked on the map. It is a farmer's yard and there is an honesty box asking for £3. We duly paid and ad we...More

Thank MarionAve66
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We took a day trip to Fairhead. We found it ok but when we got there it was a farm. The car park was not a car park but rather an entry way into some kind of quarry. There was a charge £3.00 for parking...More

1  Thank cadets604
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Garry S
March 26, 2018|
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Response from AJDC2015 | Reviewed this property |
There's a parking area at the bottom of the circular loop that is the Fair Head loop trail. From there it's a climb up to the plateau top and then across the field. It can be boggy and its full of grazing sheep. The views... More