Magheracross viewpoint, situated on the Causeway Coast Way, a walking trail stretching from Portstewart to Ballycastle will officially reopen this Wednesday with an event to mark the completion of development work.
The development has seen two, state of the art, fully accessible, viewing platforms extending out to the edge of the cliffs, maximising the stunning views of Whiterocks beach and Dunluce Castle.
The project was funded through the Rural Tourism Scheme of DAERA’s Rural Development Programme and was awarded £0.5m grant funding. The Magheracross project is part of an overall funding allocation of £1.5m under the Rural Development Programme, aimed at enhancing tourism in the Causeway Coast & Glens area.
Prior to the official opening of Magheracross viewpoint Elected representatives, members of the Rural Development Programme Local Action Group and representatives from DAERA will officially open Portaneevy viewing point.
The completion of this project has enhanced the existing site which provides panorama to the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, Rathlin, and further afield to the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland.
In a statement, Causeway Coast & Glens Council said “Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will mark the completion of development work at Magheracross and Portaneevy with an event on Wednesday 28th July 2021.
"Both projects include the installation of panoramic vantage points which will increase viewing opportunities and engagement with the stunning landscape.
"The Portaneevey development is part of a series of significant tourism projects invested in by Council with support and funding from DAERA’s Rural Development Programme. The project at Magheracross is also funded by the Rural Development Programme under the Rural Tourism Scheme along with further part funding from the Landfill Communities Fund.
"Elected representatives, members of the Rural Development Programme Local Action Group and representatives from DAERA have been invited to the launch event.
"Later this year, other DAERA funded projects will be launched in the area including the Lower Bann rivers project, improvements to the International Appalachian Trail and ‘Picture This’, a rural tourism trail.”