The Northern Ireland coastal walks among the best in UK according to TripAdvisor reviews

The Causeway Coast has made it into the top five coastal walks in the UK based on TripAdvisor reviews.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 12:52 pm
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 3:34 pm
Whiterocks beach gets a temporary makeover. See more pics on Instagram @gavinwallace40

And the good news is that as lockdown measures lift, those with a passion for the great outdoors will be able to walk it once more.

The survey of the UK’s best coastal walks was put together by SaveOnEnergy.com based on online reviews.

They compiled a list of all coastal walks on TripAdvisor and created a weighted ranking based on the number of reviews each walk received from one to five stars.

The Causeway Coastal Route came fourth in the UK with an average TripAdvisor rating of 4.80/5 while the Giant’s Causeway itself ranks 18th in the UK with a rating of 4.53/5.

The highest rated walk overall was Gower Peninsular in Swansea, Wales. The scenic walk tops the rankings with an overall rating of 4.86/5 based on TripAdvisor reviews.

In second place is St Brelade’s Bay Beach in Jersey, Channel Islands. The walk attained a rating of 4.85/5, just 0.01 behind Gower Peninsular.

Coming in third is Quiraing in the Isle of Skye, Scotland. The walk received a score of 4.84/5.

You can read the more about the coastal walks at https://www.saveonenergy.com/uk/highest-rated-coastal-walks/

Back to the north coast and an educational environmental awareness campaign and action group covering the Causeway Coast and Glens area has been making an impression.

In a bid to free the Causeway Coast and Glens from all pollution, North Coast World Earth has been litter picking on beaches along the coastline and leaving a temporary memento of the visit in the form of sand art.

Using the beach as their canvas Gavin Wallace and Dave Hamill have created masterpieces on the likes of Whiterocks and Downhill and shared photos of their work on social media.

Gavin said: “I’m using my art to highlight some of the local issues we have with pollution along the Causeway coastline.

“We are all responsible, and pollution is all around us. If we do nothing, nothing will change. The problem is already here, it isn’t going away, we all need to act now in order to resolve it.”

He encouraged others to create their own piece of environmental art using only natural materials to leave a simple message or image, then share a photo with the tag #northcoastworldearth

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