Giant's Causeway Challenge | National Autistic Society
Sat 10 Jun 2023 Ballycastle, County Antrim, UK

Giant's Causeway Challenge | National Autistic Society

Take on an epic trekking adventure to the famous Northern Ireland UNESCO World Heritage site with the National Autistic Society and earn your well-deserved medal and certificate!

  • Sat 10 Jun 2023
Larrybane Quarry, Ballycastle > Salmon Rock Beach Car Park, Bushmills

Giant's Causeway Challenge | National Autistic Society



Age 16 & over

  • 20 km trekking


As well as walking along the top of the Giants Causeway itself with stunning views of the iconic rock formations below, you will pass a Game of Thrones set location (Renly Baratheon's Camp), Ballintoy Harbour (also used as a backdrop in Game of Thrones), Elephant Rock and Dunseverick Castle, which was built in around 500AD! The 20km walk is a proper challenge, taking up to eight hours to complete.

Whether this is the first time you've attended a trekking event or you're a veteran, come for a great day out and help make a real difference to autistic people and their families.

A team of experienced mountain guides will be with you every step of the way, giving you advice and making sure you stay safe for the entirety of the walk.


  • A charity challenge trek along the Giant's Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take in fresh sea air and vast coastal views on your point-to-point journey
  • Enjoy a rewarding day out at a must-see destination this summer
  • Enter on your own, with a partner or with a team of friends or colleagues
  • Well-organised day with Mountain Leaders, coach transfer, free kit, training guide and medal
  • Raise sponsorship and help make a difference to autistic people and their families

  • Teams

On the day

  • Meet the group at the Beach Road car park, Portballintrae
  • Be transported to the starting point at Larrybane Quarry/Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge car park
  • Over the course of the day you'll walk west along the Causeway Coast Way
  • Mountain Leaders will be with you every step of the way for maximum safety
  • Finish the trek back at Beach Road car park, Portballintrae
  • Receive your well-deserved medal and certificate at the finish-line

Fitness level

A base level of fitness with prior training is required to take part in this challenge and training tips will also be provided.

  • Accommodation
  • Coast
  • Free parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Salmon Rock Beach Car Park
Beach Road
County Antrim
BT57 8RT

  • First aid
  • Own water only
  • Point to point
  • Return transport
  • Single start
  • Undulating

Route highlights

  • Top of the Giant's Causeway
  • Renly Baratheon's Camp - Game of Thrones set location
  • Ballintoy Harbour - Game of Thrones backdrop
  • Elephant Rock
  • Dunseverick Castle - built in around 500AD
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is nearby
Dating back to the 5th centrury AD is this ancient royal site and you'll learn about its intriguing history from your guides as you trek.

A nearby National Trust attraction for any walkers wishing to make the crossing to the tiny island of Carrickareade.

  • Certificate
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Training plan


  • Guaranteed entry into the challenge
  • Fundraising and training guide to help you every step of the way
  • Branded technical trekking t-shirt, to personalise and wear on the day
  • Dedicated support from Events Officer, Rachael
  • Qualified Mountain Leaders trekking with you
  • A warm welcome and support on the day from the charity
  • Well-deserved medal and certificate on your completion of the trek
  • A chance to experience some of the UK’s most beautiful scenery

Not Included

  • Travel to and from the event
  • Hiking clothing and equipment
  • Food and drink during the trek

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

National Autistic Society

Providing support, services and advice to help autistic people and their families.

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for autistic people. With your help in this challenge, it can happen.

  • Age 16 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

16 and 17 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Entry fees

Registration fee


Minimum sponsorship