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Fair Head And Murlough Bay Trail Run

Quick facts

Distance 12km

schedule

Duration 1.5 hrs

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Meeting Point Ballycastle BT54 6RD, UK

About Fair Head And Murlough Bay Trail Run

On this run we will visit the beautiful headland of Fair Head before dropping down into the tranquil setting of Murlough Bay. Booth of these locations are difficult to access by car, so you will have the opportunity to get away from it all and hear the stories of Grey Man's Path and history of this amazing setting on Northern Ireland's Causeway Coastal Route.


Known as Northern Ireland’s tallest cliff face, the impressive Fair Head rises 600 feet above sea level and lies about 3 miles from the town of Ballycastle. It was therefore the perfect setting for the clifftop scenes of Dragonstone from Season 7 of Game of Thrones®.

Murlough Bay is a hidden gem off the main Causeway Coastal Route. Once there, we will have great views of Rathlin Island off Northern Ireland’s north coast, as well as the Mull of Kintyre and the Scottish Islands which lie across the North Channel.

This route will require trail shoes. Fair Head is on open land and working farmland - access is by the good will of local farm owners. Please respect this and exercise caution. There are cliffs and the route is undulating with a steep climb at the end. But remember, the runs will be at a pace that suits you so walking parts of it is fine (that's what I do).

 The meeting point to start the run is the car park at Fair Head, off Fairhead Road via Torr Road. Parking is a £3 donation.

Otherwise, we can meet in Ballycastle and I can drive you to the start. This would only be available for a group of 4 or less.

This run is approx. 12 km and the cost is £25 per person.



Distances

Fair Head Trail Run

  • 12km

Practicalities

Meeting Point

Fair Head Car Park - off Fairhead Road via Torr Road