Last Tuesday morning three of us visited Carrick-A-Rede, otherwise known as the Rope or Wobbly Bridge on the Antrim coast. Carrick-A-Rede is from the Gaelic and means the ‘rock in the road’ – the ‘road’ being the sea route for migrating Atlantic salmon. For over 350 years fishermen have strung a rope from the mainland across to the tiny island of Carrick to give them access to the best spot for catching the migrating salmon. Today it is owned and managed by the National Trust and is a major tourist attraction.
The walk to the bridge is just over half a mile and is set in stunning scenery – in the background you can see Raithlin Island and in the far distance you can just make out Arran and the Mull of Kintyre.
A must visit place if you ever visit Northern Island