Time  3 hours 7 minutes

Coordinates 895

Uploaded July 20, 2014

Recorded July 2014

276 f
-15 f
2.99 mi

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near Causeway Head, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

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The famous Giant's Causeway is undoubtedly one of the best known places on the island (Ojo, is Northern Ireland and although they accept euros, the currency is the pound sterling). The route has no difficulty or loss. It is perfectly marked and, given the impressive surroundings, full of tourists. It is one of those places that you have to visit even knowing that we will have to share it with hundreds of people and "go through the box" (8'50 pounds adult and half young people between 3 to 17. We took out a valid 21-pound family voucher for 2 adults and 3 young people under 3 years free and parking included in the ticket August 2014). Of course, to enter or leave the Complex, you have to do it through the souvenir shop, but here, fortunately, you do not have to stop. https://theta360.com/s/MIC
Now, if you just want to walk through The Giant's Causeway, I think you can do it for free and legally if you do not use any "Complex" service. Ask at the front desk just in case.


The Giant's or Giant's Causeway (in English: The Giant's Causeway) is an area that contains some 40,000 basalt columns from the relatively rapid cooling of lava in a crater or volcanic caldera that occurred about 60 million years ago. It is located on the northeastern coast of the island of Ireland, about 3 km north of Bushmills in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987. It was discovered in 1693.
The geological process that gives rise to the formation of basalt colonnades is relatively simple: the incandescent lava in a volcanic chimney or in a wash can get to cool in situ when the volcano or caldera ceases in its eruptive activity. This cooling gives rise to the formation of basalt, which is a crystalline rock, although with very small crystals because its cooling was very fast and with a much weaker pressure than that supported by the igneous rocks that lead to the formation of granite at greater depths: in fact, the basalt is formed on the surface of the lava in the crater or caldera and is progressing in depth. As the basalt is formed, its volume decreases and generally hexagonal prisms are formed whose separation compensates for the decrease in its volume (columnar disjunction). Subsequently, the erosion acts first on the surrounding rocks because the basalt is much more resistant, these columns being exposed.
Tells the story that there were two giants, one from Ireland (Finn) and another from Staffa (Bennandoner), who got along very badly and continuously threw rocks. From so much throwing rocks a field of stones was formed on the sea. The Scottish giant decided to cross the rock road and defeat his opponent, who was stronger than the other. The woman of the Irish giant (Oonagh) saw how the Scottish giant came, so she decided to dress her baby husband. When the Scot arrived and saw that the baby was so big, he thought that his father would be three times as big, so he fled stomping the rocks, which sank in the sea so that the other giant could not reach Staffa.

The route described here, as well as the GPS tracks are indicative. It is the responsibility of whoever carries it out, to take the appropriate safety measures for the itinerary, which will depend on the weather conditions, as well as the technical and physical preparation of the person who carries it out. It is very clear that everything indicated (track and comments) is purely informative and without any other kind of spirit, exempting the author from any responsibility, before any mishap that could suffer who by will or induced induced the route.

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