Causeway Coast AONB

Causeway Coast AONB

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Our plan for 2018 is to take every Old English Village back to how they would have looked in the post war period of the 1950's by simply reintroducing our classic black and white painted cast metal or seasoned hardwood finger post signs. We supply many conservation groups with spare parts to make their existing signs complete, as we have a massive collection of signs from the 1930's roadside heritage of the golden age England, of all of our yesterdays. Please Like, Share & Follow our Finger Post Signs Page: https://www.facebook.com/oldfingerpostsigns/
Check out CCGHT's brand new video which showcases the diverse beauty of our coastline, explores what you can do and some of the measures taken to protect our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - featuring Antrim Coast and Glens AONB!

Extending for 30km along the North Antrim Coast the Causeway Coast AONB has a wide variety of different landscapes including the Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site.

The Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was designated in 1989 and includes the Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site, Northern Ireland's only World Heritage Site. The Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust, located in the village of Armoy, provides a secretariat service to the steering group which is made up of the local authorities and landowners and has prepared a Management Plan for the AONB.

Operating as usual

Firefighters trying to control significant wildfires in Co Antrim 12/08/2021

Firefighters trying to control significant wildfires in Co Antrim

🔥Fires are dangerous, terrible for plants and animals and almost always started by people🔥
BBQs and gathering around a fire pit can make for a great evening but they need to be put out properly or a fire can start and spread.
🔥 If you are using a disposable BBQ pour lots of water or sand over it and leave it to full cool before putting it in the bin🔥 #leavenotrace https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/uk-news/firefighters-trying-control-significant-wildfires-co-antrim-2545679

Firefighters trying to control significant wildfires in Co Antrim Around 70 firefighters were tackling overnight wildfires in Ballycastle during the night.

11/08/2021

Will you be joining us for our #litterpick at White Park Bay tomorrow?? :) #excited #leavenotrace

Will you be joining us for our #litterpick at White Park Bay tomorrow?? :) #excited #leavenotrace

Photos from Causeway Coast AONB's post 11/08/2021

Did you know there's about 500 pieces of plastic litter for every 100m of beach in NI? That means Runkerry Strand has about 5000 pieces of plastic mixed-up in the sand.
Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful organise lots of clean-up events and research but you don't need to wait for an event- why not lift 10 pieces of litter today and help clean up the coast? #LeaveNoTrace

10/08/2021

With a summer of staycations well underway we think the #LeaveNoTrace principles are important for everyone to follow.

With a summer of staycations well underway we think the #LeaveNoTrace principles are important for everyone to follow.

Photos from Causeway Coast AONB's post 09/08/2021

This week Nikki from the team will be sharing information and ideas on how everyone can help look after the local area and #LeaveNoTrace

The Causeway Coast is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The landscapes should be enjoyed by all, not destroyed by all.

05/08/2021

A few spaces left for our #whiteparkbay litter pick next week so make sure and register via Eventbrite (link below) if you haven't already! Help us clean up this outstanding part of our coastline :) 🗑♻️🏖

North Coast World Earth National Trust North Coast - White Park Bay, Cushendun and Rathlin

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/litter-pick-at-white-park-bay-tickets-163866564305

A few spaces left for our #whiteparkbay litter pick next week so make sure and register via Eventbrite (link below) if you haven't already! Help us clean up this outstanding part of our coastline :) 🗑♻️🏖

North Coast World Earth National Trust North Coast - White Park Bay, Cushendun and Rathlin

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/litter-pick-at-white-park-bay-tickets-163866564305

04/08/2021

*Attention farmers*
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has just announced that the Environmental Farming Scheme (wider) will open for applications on 16th August - so make sure to take a look and start preparing now to submit your applications - info at link below.

The EFS Scheme supports farmers to implement nature friendly farming practices too help support biodiversity, our environments and to combat climate change.

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/news/prepare-now-re-opening-efs-wider

*Attention farmers*
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has just announced that the Environmental Farming Scheme (wider) will open for applications on 16th August - so make sure to take a look and start preparing now to submit your applications - info at link below.

The EFS Scheme supports farmers to implement nature friendly farming practices too help support biodiversity, our environments and to combat climate change.

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/news/prepare-now-re-opening-efs-wider

02/08/2021

Have you been lucky enough to see many butterflies or moths this summer along our Causeway Coast??🦋🦋

If so make sure to check out out Guide to Butterflies and Moths, produced a few years ago in partnership with Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland :) Download for free at the link below #butterflies #moths #causewaycoast #areaofoutstandingnaturalbeauty
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https://ccght.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Butterfly-Leaflet.pdf

Image credit: Daniel McAfee

Have you been lucky enough to see many butterflies or moths this summer along our Causeway Coast??🦋🦋

If so make sure to check out out Guide to Butterflies and Moths, produced a few years ago in partnership with Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland :) Download for free at the link below #butterflies #moths #causewaycoast #areaofoutstandingnaturalbeauty
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https://ccght.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Butterfly-Leaflet.pdf

Image credit: Daniel McAfee

30/07/2021

📢 Marine Litter Capital Grants Online Info Session!📢
Marine Litter Capital Grants now open for applications! 🌊
• Grants available from £500 to £40,000
• Closing Date Monday 27th September 12 noon.
Join us on online on Tuesday 10th August at 7pm for our Marine Litter Capital Grants info sessions! We'll be talking through project ideas, the application process and any questions you might have.

🌟Click the link below to book your space at the information session:
7pm Tuesday 10th August https://bit.ly/3ib9HuP 🌟

29/07/2021

**HAVE YOUR SAY**

Consultation open for everyone to feed in on the future development of Ballycastle Museum, great opportunity to have your say! Details below.

Have your say and help to shape the future of Ballycastle Museum.

Members of the public are being encouraged to have their say on the future development of Ballycastle Museum.

The Museum Services team at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is currently working with the Friends of Ballycastle Museum group and other stakeholders on plans for the facility, which is located within the listed 18th century courthouse and market building on Castle Street in the town.

A three-minute survey can be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ballycastlemuseum

To find out more, visit https://niarchive.org/projectitems/ballycastle-museum-consultation/

Friends of Ballycastle Museum Ballycastle NoticeBoard Ballycastle Heritage Trust Ballycastle Chronicle

Photos from Causeway Coast AONB's post 28/07/2021

**Giveaway**

As #plasticfreejuly comes to an end we are giving six of you the opportunity to win a sandwich wrap kit kindly donated by Environmental Resource Officer Declan Donnelly from Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. By using sandwich wraps instead of clingfilm we are making simple changes to reduce the use of plastic in our daily lives.

To enter all you have to do is tell us how many items of packaging waste are produced each year (on average) from “on the go” lunches by workers in the UK. First 6 correct answers will be selected. Closing date is Saturday 31st July 2021.

We will give you a clue; if you visit https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/live/bins-and-recycling/livesmart you may find the answer.

PlasticSmart, a campaign by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, encourages people to think about single use plastics, how they might be reduced or prevented and how we can all do more to prevent unnecessary plastic waste.

PlasticSmart is one of a number of initiatives promoted by Council which encourage people to reflect on how we can live more sustainably.

If you, your family, group, business, or other setting would like to find out more please contact: [email protected] Tel: 028 2766 0248 or check out the LiveSmart campaign using the weblink above. Visit Causeway Coast and Glens

**This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook.

27/07/2021

Looking forward to our #litterpick at #whiteparkbay on Thurs 12th August :) Excited to be partnering with North Coast World Earth and National Trust North Coast - White Park Bay, Cushendun and Rathlin for this, the first in person event we have done in ages. Register via Eventbrite at the link below and join us to help clean up our coastline :)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/litter-pick-at-white-park-bay-tickets-163866564305

Looking forward to our #litterpick at #whiteparkbay on Thurs 12th August :) Excited to be partnering with North Coast World Earth and National Trust North Coast - White Park Bay, Cushendun and Rathlin for this, the first in person event we have done in ages. Register via Eventbrite at the link below and join us to help clean up our coastline :)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/litter-pick-at-white-park-bay-tickets-163866564305

26/07/2021

Many of you will have spotted Sheep Island whilst travelling the Causeway Coastal Route but did you know that it is a Special Protection Area?

It incorporates and coincides with the Sheep Island Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) boundary and can be found just 0.5km off the North Antrim Coast.

The island is almost circular, with a lower promontory to the northwest, a near vertical cliff face rising between 20m to 30m above the High-Water Mark Mean Tide and a domed top overlaid with a thin layer of soil.

Sheep Island also qualifies under Article 4.2 of EC Directive 79/409 on the Conservation of Wild Birds by regularly supporting, in summer, a nationally important breeding population of the northern European sub-species of cormorant.
Local stories state that the island got its name from grazing sheep during the summer months, let us know what stories you have heard about the island or if you’ve managed to capture any great shots of the Island from land or sea recently.

Many of you will have spotted Sheep Island whilst travelling the Causeway Coastal Route but did you know that it is a Special Protection Area?

It incorporates and coincides with the Sheep Island Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) boundary and can be found just 0.5km off the North Antrim Coast.

The island is almost circular, with a lower promontory to the northwest, a near vertical cliff face rising between 20m to 30m above the High-Water Mark Mean Tide and a domed top overlaid with a thin layer of soil.

Sheep Island also qualifies under Article 4.2 of EC Directive 79/409 on the Conservation of Wild Birds by regularly supporting, in summer, a nationally important breeding population of the northern European sub-species of cormorant.
Local stories state that the island got its name from grazing sheep during the summer months, let us know what stories you have heard about the island or if you’ve managed to capture any great shots of the Island from land or sea recently.

Market Dates | Naturally North Coast and Glens 24/07/2021

Market Dates | Naturally North Coast and Glens

We know where we will be heading tomorrow - Ballycastle Seafront to the Naturally North Coast and Glens market. So many great great local producers and sellers #buylocal https://www.naturallynorthcoastandglens.co.uk/market-dates

Market Dates | Naturally North Coast and Glens Check out our upcoming Northern Ireland market dates. Please read our Covid-19 safety visitor guidelines before visiting the market.

22/07/2021

How to tell the s*x of a crab🦀

That backdrop looks familiar :)....its #BigRockpoolRamble time again with Ulster Wildlife. You can sign up today at the link in post and get a free starter kit, a fantastic activity to do as a family along our coastline (24 July - 8 August). I wonder what you will find??🦀🦀

Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Audio Description (High Resolution) 20/07/2021

Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Audio Description (High Resolution)

Did you listen along yet? #causewaycoastaonb #audiodescription 📞🗣

https://youtu.be/Dx6eCfC96_c

Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Audio Description (High Resolution) An Audio Description video based on the introductory leaflet for the Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The leaflet was developed by Causeway...

Moth Morning at Umbra Nature Reserve 19/07/2021

Moth Morning at Umbra Nature Reserve

Lovely wee event at Benone, last few tickets up for grabs!

Moth Morning at Umbra Nature Reserve Join us and moth expert Andy Crory from Ulster Wildlife for a morning of moth identification at the Umbra Nature Reserve.

Grants and Funding - Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council 15/07/2021

Grants and Funding - Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

**Funding Opportunity - small businesses**
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs's Rural Business Development Grant offers grants for 50% of costs for capital items (up to £4999) and is open to small rural businesses. Applications are open until Friday 30th July, check out Council's grants webpage for more details and to apply - link below.

https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/grantsandfunding

Grants and Funding - Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is a council body in Northern Ireland which is citizen focused, responding to the needs, aspirations and concerns of the local community.

50 things you probably never knew about Dunluce Castle 13/07/2021

50 things you probably never knew about Dunluce Castle

Found this hidden gem of an article from 2012, 💯worth a read. I definitely didn't know most of these facts about Dunluce Castle and wasn't expecting the Jackie Chan reference lol anyone have any other #dunlucecastle facts to share? #hiddenheritage #builtheritage #causewaycoast #areaofoutstandingnaturalbeauty

Love Heritage NI Coleraine Museum Discover Portrush

50 things you probably never knew about Dunluce Castle 1That story about the kitchens falling into the sea during a storm, taking seven cooks with it, seems a myth. Extensive paintings from the late 18th and early 19th centuries reveal that the end of the castle was intact then.

Photos from Causeway Coast AONB's post 08/07/2021

Last week the team escaped their home office to carry out the Fixed Point Photography project in the Causeway Coast AONB.

Fixed Point Photography is an effective and easy method of recording and monitoring visual changes within the landscape. It involves taking a photograph at 11 different locations across the Causeway Coast AONB, from the same point, 4 times a year.

The photographs are then compared to identify changes that are occurring and assessed as having either a positive or negative impact upon the character and condition of the landscape.

@visitcausewaycoastandglens #causewaycoast #AONB #landscapecharacter

07/07/2021

Watch 'A Giant's Welcome to Northern Ireland' on Virgin Media One

A Giants Welcome.... :) Brilliant wee video showcasing our world heritage site and spectacular Causeway Coast 💕

07/07/2021

Badgerline is a dedicated line for the reporting of dead badgers & foxes. The animal will be collected & if suitable tested for the presence of bovine TB & other diseases. To report call 028 7744 2399 or email [email protected]

We do not accept reports via social media.

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05/07/2021

Did you know that this month is #plasticfreejuly ?

Our partners at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council are responsible for the “LiveSmart” initiative which aims to encourage, inform, and involve all residents, businesses, and visitors to live more lightly on our planet by taking simple steps to protect our environment.

Their ‘PlasticSmart’ initiative aims to reduce plastic use and increase recycling in Causeway Coast and Glens Borough with simple, practical actions such as avoiding single-use plastics such as:
-Water bottles - use a refillable bottle instead
-Disposable coffee cups - use a ‘keep cup’ for take-away coffee
-Plastic straws - washable stainless-steel straws are available
-Disposable wipes - use a cloth
-Plastic bags - use a bag for life
-Plastic film or wrap - use a lunch box instead or buy fruit and veg loose when you can.

The Causeway Coast AONB is known worldwide for its outstanding landscapes and amazing visitor experiences, and we want to preserve that for future generations, however, this requires making a conscious effort to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
Why not start this year making a few small changes for the better?

For more info on the Live Smart initiative or how you can join in with the PlasticSmart initiative visit: https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/live/bins-and-recycling/livesmart or contact the Environmental Resource Team; [email protected] / 028 2766 0248
Visit Causeway Coast and Glens

Did you know that this month is #plasticfreejuly ?

Our partners at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council are responsible for the “LiveSmart” initiative which aims to encourage, inform, and involve all residents, businesses, and visitors to live more lightly on our planet by taking simple steps to protect our environment.

Their ‘PlasticSmart’ initiative aims to reduce plastic use and increase recycling in Causeway Coast and Glens Borough with simple, practical actions such as avoiding single-use plastics such as:
-Water bottles - use a refillable bottle instead
-Disposable coffee cups - use a ‘keep cup’ for take-away coffee
-Plastic straws - washable stainless-steel straws are available
-Disposable wipes - use a cloth
-Plastic bags - use a bag for life
-Plastic film or wrap - use a lunch box instead or buy fruit and veg loose when you can.

The Causeway Coast AONB is known worldwide for its outstanding landscapes and amazing visitor experiences, and we want to preserve that for future generations, however, this requires making a conscious effort to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
Why not start this year making a few small changes for the better?

For more info on the Live Smart initiative or how you can join in with the PlasticSmart initiative visit: https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/live/bins-and-recycling/livesmart or contact the Environmental Resource Team; [email protected] / 028 2766 0248
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