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THE WILDEST ATLANTIC WAY

On one of the most westerly edges in Europe, stretches the longest coastal road in the world; The Wild Atlantic Way.

It’s wild for a reason: with extreme wind and rain rolling in from the Atlantic. It boasts a unique natural beauty and rich, rural Ireland heritage; making this 1500 mile stretch of coastline one of the most impressive road trips in the world.

So, on a crisp October morning, the Jamalon team assembled in the English Countryside, to embark on this epic journey together.

Our mission was to complete the wildest possible version of the Wild Atlantic Way: whilst taking on a series of challenges set by our brand partners, designed to test our comfort zones as well as their adventure gear.

We had no idea what Ireland had in store for us.

After a full day of off-road driving training at the Land Rover test centre in Eastnor, we set off in our Defender 90 to begin the journey.

A short ferry ride from Scotland landed us in Belfast where, before crossing the border to Ireland, we met with professional Kelp Farmer, Graham Gannon.

We spent a wholesome day with him free-diving in the cold Ards Peninsula waters and learning about the incredible environmental and health benefits of sustainable seaweed hand-harvesting.

TIME TO HIT THE ROAD

We began our road trip in the most northerly point of Ireland, Malin Head, where we hiked and rock climbed to the most northern spike of cliff we could find, braving some extreme Atlantic weather that put our waterproofs and warm layers to the test. They didn’t disappoint, easily standing up to the challenge.

The two week journey south took us through hundreds of miles of inspiring coastal landscape: rugged rolling hills, secluded beaches and some of the craziest weather any of us had experienced. It therefore seemed fitting that our first stop, in County Donegal, was an off-road challenge. 

We met up with a local 4x4 expert and legendary Irish fell runner to compete in a race for the ages: man vs machine, trail runners vs Land Rovers - over and around the infamous Muckish Mountain.

It was an epic day out in the mountains testing the capabilities of the kit and equipment we’d been given for the adventure. Yet again, we were not disappointed.

For the southern leg of the trip we linked up with British Kite Surfing Champion, Tom Court, on a remote beach in the Dingle Peninsula for an epic day learning to kite-surf in some testing conditions.

We faced some of the most unpredictable weather imaginable: with a frustrating lack of wind in the morning punctuated by snap storms, gales and torrential rain as the day progressed. Despite this, we had an incredible day braving all the varying elements in kit perfect for everything the Irish October Coastline could throw at us.

1500 miles and 14 days later we arrived at our destination, the most southerly point in Ireland; Mizen Head.

TIME TO REFLECT

It had been an incredible few weeks exploring a country that, despite being so close to home, gave us that feeling of remoteness and adventure that we often believe we must travel so far to find.

And whilst visiting in the middle of Autumn meant we experienced some of the craziest weather we’d ever seen, we were prepared with the right kit, and the challenge made it all the more rewarding.

It had been an incredible few weeks exploring a country that, despite being so close to home, gave us that feeling of remoteness and adventure that we often believe we must travel so far to find.

And whilst visiting in the middle of Autumn meant we experienced some of the craziest weather we’d ever seen, we were prepared with the right kit, and the challenge made it all the more rewarding.

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