When this cliff path was first constructed in Islandmagee, on the County Antrim coastline at the turn of the 20th century (the crowning glory of the Victorian railway engineer Berkeley Deane Wise), it was billed as having “no parallel in Europe as a marine cliff walk”. Arriving at The Gobbins and seeing how this network of walkways and bridges hug the dramatic basalt cliff face, that strapline remains true to this day. Local guides, proud of this spectacular place, join you as you lace up your walking boots and put on a hard hat for a 2.5hour walking tour.
Your trip begins via a hole through a rock called Wise’s Eye. As waves crash below you, you make your way along narrow paths, up stairways carved into the cliff face, and through tunnels hidden under the sea. Your guide shares geological and geographical information, and points out plants, ferns, grasses and wildlife in this Area of Special Scientific Interest.
Booking is available online at www.thegobbinscliffpath.com. Please ensure that you arrive 15 minutes before the tour on which you are booked otherwise you place may be reallocated.
Clothing/equipment - Wear outdoor clothing according to the weather i.e. windproof/waterproof jackets or trousers. Walking or hiking boots with ankle support and good treads are required. If you don't have the appropriate footwear, there is an option to hire hiking boots and hard hats will be provided.
Fitness Level - A moderate level of fitness is required. This walk is not for everyone and restrictions apply. All visitors are accompanied by a Guide and must comply with the Guide’s instructions at all times. If you have a medical condition, or are unsure of your fitness level, please check with a staff member at time of booking.
Other restrictions are in place and are available on our website, you are must read these before making a booking, if you have any concerns please contact a member of the team before booking.