Special springtime tours amongst the latest highlights at the Gobbins
The spectacular coastal walk is getting ready to open this spring with new tours including:
Tales of the Sea: Nautical stories from The Gobbins Cliff Path, scheduled for Friday 01 April and Sunday 03 April, will see attendees take a three-hour journey into the East Coast’s seafaring and maritime history with the help of a knowledgeable tour guide. With tales of smugglers and Vikings to shipwrecks of times gone by, participants will make their way along the path, looking out at sea and imagining what it must have been like to stand at ‘The Gallery’ and catch a glimpse of the Titanic as it sailed past.
Discover The Gobbins: When spells go wrong – The Tale of the Dragon-Witch, is a child-friendly experience where attendees will learn about ill-fated witch sisters and powerful spells. Effortlessly woven together, a story of fairies, witches, dragons and smugglers will be told as you travel through towering giant stones and dimly lit caves listening out for strange and unfamiliar sounds along the way. Taking place on Saturday 02 April and Sunday 03 April, this three-hour tour covers three miles of walking.
The Gobbins Through a Lens, taking place Monday 04 April and Saturday 09 April, is an intimate photography tour that will allow participants to capture the magnificent beauty of the churning Irish Sea waves and vibrant nature along the rugged landscape of The Gobbins Cliff Path.
An adult-only experience, attendees will be accompanied along a knowledgeable guide, who has been trained by a professional photographer to point out key scenery, plants, unique rock formations and wildlife in this Area of Special Scientific Interest. Photographers will be able to take in the dramatic scenery with exclusive access over four hours.
‘Dander Aroon’ The Gobbins: An Ulster-Scots Heritage Tour, attendees will be advised to houl onto their hats as they discover how centuries-old traditions shared with our Scottish kin still impact the way we talk and live to the current day. Taking place Wednesday 06 April and Saturday 09 April, this 3.5-hour tour will see the stunning vista transform into the stage for a vibrant historical journey, filled with culture, adventure and heritage as you gaze across the North Channel to the bonny isles of Scotland.
Brace the Elements: A Bracing Tour of The Gobbins Cliff Path is a three-hour adult-only experience where attendees must embrace the wild elements of nature whilst exploring the spectacular coastline in blustery weather conditions as they take on the lower cliff path. Braving the blustery weather conditions will result in being rewarded with breathtaking views into the North Channel where, on a good day, you can spot seals, dolphins and even porpoises that hunt in surrounding waters. Due to the nature of this tour, dates will be dependent on weather conditions.
Tickets for all events are on sale now via http://www.thegobbinscliffpath.com.