Join Heather Nicholl of Ella Mor for an incredible experience in the Binevenagh Area on the Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland.
Each experience is designed with true passion for this area of outstanding natural beauty. Connecting the land, the sea, the local heritage and the community together with our true Northern Irish Spirit. Combined, this makes each experience unforgettable for every visitor from start to finish.
Heather Nicholl is a recognised tour guide for the Binevenagh Area. With her impeccable knowledge and big heart she will make you feel right at home as soon as you meet her. She works with other providers sourcing local produce and activities to ensure each experience is unique for visitors giving them the best of the Binevenagh/Causeway Coast & Glens area. Binevenagh – Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
Futhermore, as a local girl, Heather is a farmer’s daughter who grew up at the foothills of Binevenagh Mountain. Her love and passion for this area shines through. Her wonderful stories of childhood tales and her local knowledge of the land that she has so much pride for. You are in for a real treat.
All experiences are steeped in local history. In an undiscovered land filled with stories to be told, hidden gems to be discovered and heritage that will take you back in time.
With so many amazing experiences and the majestic Binevenagh to explore, let Heather guide you through this beautiful area and you won’t leave disappointed
A snippet of our Experiences @ Ella Mor are listed below;
Experience: Burns Night Celebrations
Join us for an evening filled with laughter to enjoy food, drink, poetry and music to celebrate the traditional celebration of the Scottish poet Robert Burns on Thursday 25th January 2024, for our very own exclusive Burns Night Celebration.
This evening will take place on my Granda’s Farm, in ‘Wee John’s Barn’. This is a traditional barn which my Father and I have restored back to our precious memories of what we remember it to be like.
This evening will bring local folklore, music and dance together igniting the spirit of Binevenagh.
Experience: A Wild Farm Cook Up
An immersive luxury dining and wellness experience in the Rugged Causeway Coast
Claire O’Kane, founder of Mussenden Sea Salt & Honora Kane has a deep connection with the land and sea of the Causeway Coast & The Stunning Binevenagh landscape . Claire’s ancestral line dates back centuries, and the O’Kane’s were known to rule the lands around the Binevenagh and around the causeway coast as far back as the 16th century, playing a pivotal role in the history of Ulster.
Claire marries the sustainable with the luxury, to create memorable, immersive dining and wellness experiences in the rugged & rural haven of the Downhill and surrounding areas. Using the wealth of knowledge gained as a wellness practitioner of over 25 years, Claire marries her modern learning with the ancient myths & Legends, to guide others to reconnect with the land & Sea of this spellbindingly beautiful rural retreat. She has teamed up with another local lady, Heather Nicholl, founder of Ella Mor; her family are the current guardians of the land around the Binevenagh area. A Family with deep farming connections and ancestral lineage. Together they have created an array of dining and wellness experiences, collaborating to offer a shared understanding of the beauty of Binevenagh.
A Spirit which ignites your soul can be found on Binevenagh, Heather a fitness practitioner and wellness advocate, for over 15 years combines her specialised knowledge, with childhood memories, growing up at the foot of the Binevenagh Mountain, to create immersive outdoor experiences & events. With days spent exploring the hidden and magical spots throughout Binevenagh, Heather offers a specialised knowledge of recent history with visitors. Her guided walks are suitable for all abilities, not just the experienced, but the wanderer also.
Combined with the ancient history awakened through the modern interpretation of those ancient stories, as told by Claire make this a culturally rich, luxuriously authentic Northern Ireland experience.
Claire and Heather share a passion for the land in which they love and wish to guide others to connect with this rugged rural oasis through The Dander and Dine experience, A creative, authentic luxury dining and wellness experience which can elevate your mood, reduce stress. Helping you feel refreshed, renewed and restored. With a true sense of knowledge gained by your local specialised guides Claire & Heather.
Experience: Needles & Tread on the Causeway Coast
This experience begins at a traditional farm outbuilding at the foothill of Binevenagh. Firstly, you will enjoy a warm North Coast welcome which consists of warm homemade scones, locally produced jam and cream served with a pot of homely brewed tea!
After, we make our way onto the majestical Binevenagh mountain to explore the trails and the landscape. Throughout, we stop to admire the picturesque views taking in the colours, textures and the land below. As you reach the top of Binevenagh you will be greeted by an amazing, once in a lifetime welcome that will never be forgotten. You will have the opportunity to sample a delicious hot chocolate, by a local artisan chocolatier.
Upon return back to the farm, a delicious bowl of traditional Irish stew greets you. Next up you will use your imagination to create your own unique masterpiece under the watchful eye of a local textile artist.
Finally, the Needles & Tread on the Causeway Coast Experience is part of an Embrace A Giant Spirit brand.