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review 25 Aug 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

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 travelers booking this vacation?

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 vacation 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 vacation overall?

Very exciting and satisfying to have completed a long distance walk that feels so remote yet so easy to get to.

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