Ulster Way walking holiday in Northern Ireland
Price includes: 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation, en-suite or private bathroom, daily transfer, 9am-9pm tphone help line manned by staff , support on the route, detailed itinerary, map & guide .
Description of Ulster Way walking holiday in Northern Ireland
This holiday can be booked from the 1st March to 31st October each year.
Our partners behind this holiday promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travellers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.
1 Reviews of Ulster Way walking holiday in Northern Ireland
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 25 Aug 2022 by Anna Kulakiewicz
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Arriving in Ballycastle earlier in the day, meant that we had time to visit the Devilís Causeway.
Much of the forest trail consisted of dramatic upturned root formations and infinite varieties of fir trees.
Butterflies accompanied us on one of the footpaths.
Amazing to be on a trail where you donít see a living soul all day!
Locals were lovely - so friendly and kind.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Bring a compass in case the mist sets in. We had good, clear weather for the whole of the trip but still checked the direction a couple of times especially when climbing up mount Torstan.
Itís very easy to slip your foot into a bog so carrying a pair of gaiters with you, might be a good idea, unless youíre happy to walk the rest of the trail in a wet boot!
Some bits are quite remote and thereís no Wi-Fi.
Take snacks or a packed lunch. There are no food outlets until you arrive at Glenariff National park on the second day.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
We stayed in local guest houses and took local buses. Took the bus to and from Belfast. Shopped in local stores in Ballycastle and Cushendall. Ate in local restaurants.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Very exciting and satisfying to have completed a long distance walk that feels so remote yet so easy to get to.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
Planet and peopleWe are a family run business and are committed to operating a Responsible Travel Policy. We aim to provide a quality and positive experience for our customers while contributing to and enhancing the local economy and respecting the environment.
Whilst walking you are taking part in a healthy activity and visiting the area while reducing road congestion. The Northern Ireland Countryside Access and Activities Network encourages people to visit the area on foot using public transport in line with their desire to encourage sustainable tourism.
The Responsible Travel Code of Conduct which you receive with your information pack contains suggestions on how to be an ethical traveller by reducing water usage, recycling and properly disposing of litter, and reducing damage to the environment.
The accommodations we use in Ballycastle and Cushendall are locally owned and operated and use local produce for providing you with breakfast. Wherever possible we use accommodations that are registered with the Green Tourism Business Scheme. There are local shops, pubs and cafes available for lunches and dinners. All these issues make a great difference to the economic welfare of the local community by providing employment.
During the booking process for your holiday we reduce paper usage by corresponding by email wherever possible and only printing correspondence which is legally binding. We recycle our ink cartridges and envelopes, and use low energy light bulbs. Paper which cannot be recycled is shredded and composted.
Whilst on this holiday you will be walking at your own pace in your own group. We restrict group sizes on our self-guided walking holidays to a maximum of 12 to reduce impact on the community.
We encourage you to use this walking holiday as means to support your chosen charity by way of sponsorship.
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