Walking Tour at Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head
Meeting at the iconic location of Banba’s Crown, locally known as ‘The Tower’ at the starting point of this exhilarating coastal walk. This area is steeped in cultural heritage where even its placename is derived from Ireland’s rich mythology from one of the four mythical Celtic Goddesses, Banba. At Ireland’s most Northerly spot you know your somewhere special, where you feel the full force of this area’s wildness, you are at the edge, and it can literally take your breath away.
The area is rich in natural heritage and you will be able to view the picturesque village of Ballyhillion that lies nestled below The Tower, and seaward a classic raised beach. Further on out to sea you’ll see Inistrahull and learn of its geological importance. There is a rich history her with the Tower’s links to the Napoleonic Wars, to when the first commercial wireless message was sent from here, to a signal tower of Lloyds of London to its role in the second World War and so much more.
It is the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the area that is the Wow factor. It’s no wonder it was a film location for Star Wars. The walk will go down a steep walk way to the aptly named Hell’s Hole. This short but dramatic hike will be filled with insightful local knowledge and William, a Maritime Heritage Expert, can only echo what World Adventurer Monty Halls said of his experience with Basking Sharks here as ‘one of the most exciting wildlife encounters of his life’. This is natural wild beauty at its best where you can find an outstanding range of flora and fauna.