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Whitehead Blackhead Path reopens after major repair work

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The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Peter Johnston, with Chief Executive Anne Donaghy at the reopening of Blackhead path at Whitehead

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Peter Johnston, with Chief Executive Anne Donaghy at the reopening of Blackhead path at Whitehead

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Peter Johnston, with Chief Executive Anne Donaghy at the reopening of Blackhead path at Whitehead

A coastal path has reopened to the public after extensive repair works.

The multi-million pound project involved renovations to the Blackhead Path in Whitehead, carried out in stages over the last year.

The work covered four main areas along the path, from the Old Castle Road up to the lighthouse.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Peter Johnston said: "This stunning walk will now be enjoyed by our local community and tourists. Whitehead is a stunning town with lots of eateries, shops, arts events and beautiful scenery to explore, and the completion of the works will only add to the wonderful town that it is."

A spokesperson from the Blackhead Path Preservation Society said: "Our seaside path, with its stunning location and iconic lighthouse, has been greatly missed, and its reopening will be a great asset to Whitehead residents and our many visitors."

Belfast Telegraph