At Sunday’s ‘Rockpool Ramble’ in Ballycastle, Ulster Wildlife and Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust were joined by young and old alike to explore the wildlife and ecology of Ballycastle beach. This event, part of the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival, was attended by over 30 children and adults who had the opportunity to learn all about Ballycastle’s Pan’s Rocks. This site is great for family rock pooling with dozens of different seaweeds, beautiful beadlet anemones and plenty of opportunity to find crabs, fish, sea urchins and other marine life hiding between the rocks.

Ulster Wildlife and CCGHT hope to encourage public engagement with such wonderful outdoor environments, and have worked together to produce a ‘Rockpool, Snorkel and Shore Diving Guide’. This fantastic guide is a comprehensive booklet offering invaluable information and advice for anyone thinking of exploring the coastline within the Antrim Coast and Glens and Causeway Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).

Officially launched at the Rockpool Ramble, this free guide is now available – for your free copies just contact CCGHT Armoy or stop by your local Visitor Information Centre, Portrush Coastal Zone, or Portballintrae Coast Office.

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