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North Coast Sea Kayak Trail hits the headlines

Posted on September 21, 2011 @ 9:43 AM in Canoeing

The North Coast Sea Kayak Trail is anticipated to become one of the most iconic sea kayak trips in Europe. It will stretch 70 nautical miles from Magilligan to Waterfoot along the North Coast’s rugged headlands and spectacular sandy beaches encompassing the famous Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-rede rope bridge.


The travel press from Great Britain and beyond have been quick to realise the potential of the trail with several journalists queuing up to preview the route before its official launch in March 2012.

Freelance journalist Helen Ochyra enjoyed two days on the trail with local providers Simply Sea Kayak resulting in a big thumbs up in both The Independent and Easy Jet In Flight Magazine.

An excerpt from Helen’s piece highlights the majesty of the trail “Arriving from the water, I saw the 40,000 or so basalt columns of the Causeway in a way most people never do – towering above me in pillars of all sizes like some spooky stage set. Bobbing rhythmically on the vast calm of the Atlantic and detached from the visitors ashore, I felt like I had the place to myself.”

CanoeNI.com is over the moon with the coverage of the trail has received to date and is currently working with both Wanderlust Magazine and an Australian TV company to further the exposure.

The trail will not be officially launched until March 2012 with the ribbon cutting at the newly refurbished bothy at Port Moon near Dunseverick, however the information is now live on the website so you can map out your first expedition.

 

Chris Scott
Chris Scott

When not boring everyone about his little kids’ latest antics, Chris enjoys sailing and cycling, if only to offset his love of eating out and Marlborough Cabernet Sauvignon..

3 comments have been posted in reply to this article

Posted by Teyah on October 11, 2011 @ 2:10 AM

Right on-this helped me sort thgnis right out.

Posted by francis on November 13, 2011 @ 9:31 AM

This sounds absolutely fantastic...roll on March!

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