Country: Northern Ireland

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Antrim-Newtownabbey/

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The Category Antrim & Newtownabbey is a subset of North East of Northern Ireland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Antrim & Newtownabbey which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Armagh-City-Banbridge-Craigavon/

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The Category Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon is a subset of South East of Northern Ireland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Belfast-City/

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The Category Belfast City is a subset of Northern Ireland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Belfast City which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Belfast-City/

Category:Belfast City
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The following Belfast City Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Disabled Ramblers NI

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Causeway-Coast-Glens/

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The Category Causeway Coast & Glens is a subset of North East of Northern Ireland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Causeway Coast & Glens which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Derry-City-Strabane/

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The Category Derry & Strabane is a subset of West of Northern Ireland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Derry & Strabane which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Fermanagh-Omagh/

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The Category Fermanagh & Omagh is a subset of West of Northern Ireland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Fermanagh & Omagh which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Lisburn-City-Castlereagh/

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The Category Lisburn & Castlereagh is a subset of South East of Northern Ireland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Lisburn & Castlereagh which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Mid-East-Antrim/

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The Category Mid & East Antrim is a subset of North East of Northern Ireland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Mid & East Antrim which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Mid-Ulster/

Category:Mid Ulster
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The Category Mid Ulster is a subset of West of Northern Ireland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Mid Ulster which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Newry-City-Mourne-Down/

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The Category Newry, Mourne & Down is a subset of South East of Northern Ireland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Newry, Mourne & Down which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/North-Down-Ards/

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The Category North Down & Ards is a subset of South East of Northern Ireland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with North Down & Ards which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.daera-ni.gov.uk/topics/land-and-landscapes/areas-outstanding-natur...

Overview

'For its small area, Northern Ireland has a great variety of scenic countryside and although there are no National Parks, large areas of landscape of distinctive character and special scenic value have been designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). This designation is designed to protect and enhance the qualities of each area and to promote their enjoyment by the public. There are 8 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Northern Ireland ... '

www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/forests-and-outdoor-recre...

Overview

'Walking is a highly popular activity in Northern Ireland forests. There are maps, apps, guides and booklets with information about various walks, trails and activities to enjoy in forests.'

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www.nidirect.gov.uk

Overview

'nidirect brings together lots of information from government departments and agencies, written in language that is easy to understand. And, you don't need to know the workings of government to find what you are after.'

u3ani.info

Overview

'There are now 23 different U3As in Northern Ireland with around 6,000 members ... To find the nearest U3A to you check the Find a U3A page.' (Note that this Website can have a rather slow response.)

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U3A Regions

www.ufrc-online.co.uk/clubs/

Overview

'The Ulster Federation of Rambling Clubs (UFRC) is the Governing body for Rambling and Hill-Walking Clubs in the North of Ireland.'

www.walkinginyourcommunity.com

Overview

'An initiative to encourage people throughout Northern Ireland to get walking in their local area. The initiative offers introductory walk leader training and other support to deliver a successful walking programme for local communities.'

* WalkNI.com Featured

walkni.com

Overview

'Your Definitive Guide to Walking in Northern Ireland': Walks; Top Walking Destinations; Festivals; Accommodation; Clubs & Groups; and so on ...

www.an-creagan.com/aboutus.aspx

Overview

'Set in breathtaking surroundings you can recharge your batteries and enjoy one of the many walks and cycle trials on the grounds and take in the sights and sounds as you pedal or walk through the open landscape and forest trails.'

antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/visitor/

Overview

'The Borough of Antrim & Newtownabbey is an ideal area to explore on foot. Steeped in folklore and set in tranquil countryside, the walking routes allow you to explore the rich natural and cultural heritage the Borough has to offer.'

www.bannsideramblers.co.uk

Overview

'Walking in Northern Ireland and beyond for over 35 years.'

discovernorthernireland.com/Belfast-Botanic-Gardens-and-Palm-House-Bel...

Category:Belfast City
Overview

Tree Trail 'There are over 100 species of tree in the Belfast Botanic Gardens collection. This trail takes you past a few of the outstanding specimens. All of the trees on the trail are described and illustrated in detail in the tree archive of the Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.'

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www.ufrc-online.co.uk/belfast-c-h-a-rambling-club/

Category:Belfast City
Overview

'We walk every Saturday (except for holidays). We nearly always use public transport. Our club is especially suitable for over-50s. The walks are not too strenuous. We go to places all over Northern Ireland ... '

www.belfastcity.gov.uk/community/cemeteries/belfastcitycemetery.aspx

Category:Belfast City
Size (acreage)54
Overview

'We've developed a walking trail in partnership with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, which tells the stories of some of the famous people buried in the cemetery, as well as linking the City Cemetery's maritime heritage and Titanic Belfast.'

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Belfast City Council

www.belfastcity.gov.uk/leisure/parks-openspaces/parks-open-spaces.aspx

Category:Belfast City
Overview

'We have developed a new Walk in the Park booklet which includes walking routes and maps of many of the major parks and open spaces in the city.'

www.ufrc-online.co.uk/clubs/hf-rambling-club-belfast/

Category:Belfast City
Overview

'We walk on Saturday afternoons ... Walks start at 2pm ... We travel by sharing cars to the start of the walk ... Walks are tailored according to each walker's ability ... Members are in the over 50 age range ... Walks vary from 3 – 5 miles.'

u3asites.org.uk/belfast/welcome

Category:Belfast City
Overview

'Amblers [short & undemanding]- Ramblers [ 5-6 miles with some hills] - Scramblers [average 7-9 miles hill walking] - Not the Munros [experience the Mournes without steep climbs]

www.ufrc-online.co.uk/clubs/belfast-walking-club/

Category:Belfast City
Overview

'The Club was formed in July 1983 with the following aims: [1] To provide a programme of organised walks - - - : [2] To secure and maintain the right to walk in the countryside, on public paths, mountain tracks and open moorland - - - : [3] To encourage recreational walking and the appreciation of the countryside - - - : [4] To help protect the natural beauty from despoliation.

www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/belvoir-park-forest

Overview

'Belvoir Park Forest is a working forest within a city. It is a vibrant forest with a variety of wildlife and a range of tree specimens within easy reach of Belfast's outer ring road ... There are several way marked trails, starting and finishing at the forest car park.'

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www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/live/biodiversity/success-stories/bog...

Overview

'The "Bogs of Ballymoney" booklet is part of the Bogs of Ballymoney Project which includes new footpath, interpretation and infrastructure works on the Croaghan Way ... This guide will introduce you to the fantastic bog land resource that exists within the Ballymoney area, highlighting the areas where you can experience this first hand and the species you might see there ... Only two of the sites mentioned are publicly accessible: [1] Garry Bog - - - : [2] Slieveanorra and Croaghan.

 

www.carnfunnock.co.uk

Overview

'A network of paths allows you to explore the park and enjoy its sites and sounds. Five waymarked walking trails, of varying length, offer tours of the park's main features. All trails are colour-coded and follow a circular route, starting and finishing at the visitor centre.'

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Larne Borough Council

discovernorthernireland.com/Castle-Archdale-Country-Park-Irvinestown-E...

Size (acreage)230
Overview

'Numerous nature trails, woodland walks and cycle trails run throughout this beautiful country park which is located on the shores of lower Lough Erne.'

Description from

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See also

Castle Archdale Forest [nidirect]

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-coole

Overview

'Castle Coole has a range of pleasant walks to suit all abilities. Take a tranquil stroll around Lough Coole, or warm up with a cycle through the beech trees. On your walk look out for some of the highlights ...'

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National Trust

www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/castle-espie/experience/walks-and-trail...

Overview

'Our self-guided walking trials include the Woodland Walk and Sustainability Trail. Look out for wild birds and learn about local ecology.'

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-ward

Overview

'We have just opened a 21 mile (34km) network of new multi-use trails ... The National Trust offers five walking trails, which are part of an off-road shared-use trail system for walkers, cyclists and horse riders at Castle Ward ... Walkers must follow the waymarkers and the direction indicated at all times. For everyone's safety, cyclists will travel in one direction and horse riders will travel in the opposite direction. We recommend all users to 'Hail a Horse' - speak to the horse rider, this will help reassure the horse ...'

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castlerockwalkfest.wordpress.com

Overview

'Another opportunity to join with other like-minded folk and experience the walk of your choice in the spectacular Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is Binevenagh.' Usually held Early September.

www.outdoorni.com/local-outdoors/venues/castlewellan-forest-park/

Size (acreage)1100
Overview

'The forest park has a 7.5 mile (12 kilometers) walk trail network featuring breath-taking views to the Mourne Mountains as well as some of the oldest and rarest existing trees in the British Isles ...'

www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/see-do/sports-activities/walking

Overview

'Sandy beaches, dramatic cliff lines, sheltered woodlands and much, much more. Here we will introduce you to some of the best known walks within the Borough, but there are many others to discover.'

www.causewayu3a.co.uk

Overview

'Causeway U3A is for all retired or semi-retired people in the Causeway area of Northern Ireland who want to enjoy a good social life.  We organise a wide range of classes and activities for our 900+ members to help keep them active in mind and body. Members are free to take part in as many, or as few, of our activities as they wish and no qualifications are needed to take part.'

www.cedarswalkers.org.uk/index.php

Overview

'Cedars Walking Group is based at the Jethro Centre Lurgan and is aimed exclusively at walkers over the age of 50. We have more than 100 members and regularly have 50 or 60 members on our walks which are led by trained and experienced walk group leaders ... We are limited in the number of members we can accept because of the practicalities of walking with larger groups - parking, group management and availability of leaders. There is usually a waiting list at the start of the new season but applicants who are unsuccessful at the September intake will be reconsidered for membership in January the following year. Don't expect to get a place on first application but don't let that deter you from walking - it's a great way to keep healthy.'

www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/cookstown-forest

Category:Mid Ulster
Size (acreage)520
Overview

'This Forest totals 210 hectares and comprises several forest blocks around Cookstown ... The component blocks are; Drumcairne, Drumconvis, Lissan, Birchwood and Springhill on the outskirts of Moneymore. These are generally lowland forests and have a variety of conifer and broadleaved species.'

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discovernorthernireland.com/Crawfordsburn-Country-Park-Helens-Bay-Bang...

Overview

'With two excellent beaches, spectacular scenery and views across Belfast Lough, tranquil walks through peaceful meadows and wooded glens and a stunning waterfall, Crawfordsburn Country Park provides a relaxing natural retreat.'

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www.nationaltrust.org.uk/crom

Size (acreage)2000
Overview

'Located on the shores of Upper Lough Erne, Crom is one of the most romantic and peaceful places in Northern Ireland. This 2,000 acre demesne is surrounded by tranquil islands and ancient woodlands.'

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See also

Crom [WalkNI.com]

www.derrystrabane.com/walkingandcycling

Overview

'There is a growing network of walking and cycling routes in Derry and the surrounding areas, from traffic-free greenways to shared-use paths and on-road cycle lanes.'

discovernorthernireland.com/things-to-do/activities/walking/walking/

Overview

'From city walks to country routes, there's plenty to take in and all at your own speed ...'

www.discovertyroneandsperrins.com/activities/walking/

Overview

'Hidden away in the heart of Ulster lies the Tyrone and the Sperrins, a dramatic environment millions of years in the making and with a thousand and one secrets awaiting to be discovered. This scenic heartland offers a complete taste of rural Ireland and features some of Ireland’s most stunning landscapes – the heather clad hills of the high Sperrins;  the rich and fast flowing rivers of the Foyle; the vastness of Lough Neagh ; and the wonderfully sculpted fields and townlands  of County Tyrone.'

www.discoveringbritain.org/activities/northern-ireland/

Overview

'Whether you want to go on a walk near where you live, have a day out or are planning a holiday, we are developing fun and informative geographical walks in all parts of the United Kingdom. Full coverage will take us some time, so please bear with us ...'

www.ufrc-online.co.uk/clubs/down-danderers-rambling-club/

Overview

'Founded in 1989 and is based at Ballynahinch in the heart of Down. This is a very active club with a preponderance of women walkers. Down Danderers is a friendly welcoming group with a huge reservoir of knowledge on walking in Co.Down. Groups of 30 members and upwards are frequent on midweek walks, and during summer months numbers have exceeded 60.'

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/downhill-demesne-and-hezlett-house

Overview

'Come and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the stunning Downhill Demesne with its beautiful sheltered gardens and cliff walks. Visit the apple orchard in the walled garden, and the beautiful 18th-century folly, Mussenden Temple, originally inspired by the Tivoli Temple of Vesta.'

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www.walkinginyourcommunity.com/join-a-group/1029/dromore-walking-group...

Overview

'We are Dromore Walking Group and we intend to meet one morning every fortnight in the summer - usually a Thursday ... Dromore Walking Group is open to new members.'

discovernorthernireland.com/Dungannon-Park-Dungannon-P3166/

Category:Mid Ulster
Size (acreage)70
Overview

'A seventy-acre oasis centred round an idyllic Stillwater lake. The magnificent scenery invites the spending of your leisure time, whether you're a resident of South Tyrone, or a visitor from anywhere in the world.'

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earc.org.uk

Overview

'Founded in 1979, organises a programme of walks every Sunday throughout the year, Summer and Winter and on Wednesday evenings from April to September. Wednesday morning walks start on the last Wednesday in September and proceed two or three times each-month from October to March.'

www.ufrc-online.co.uk/clubs/easy-rambling-club/

Category:Belfast City
Overview

'We are an easy rambling club and walks are arranged to suit our members within reasonable limits. Those who feel unable to complete the full walks are encouraged to adapt the walks to their own requirements.'

www.culture24.org.uk/mw1739

Size (acreage)220
Overview

'An oasis of wildlife close to the heart of Ballymena town centre. Eight kilometres of mostly flat footpath gently lead visitors around 220 acres of parkland that includes maturing woodland, peaceful lake and ponds, grazed meadows and hay meadows. Most of the park is managed by The Ulster Wildlife Trust in a way that give wildlife the best possible chance to thrive.'

Alert I have replaced the Link to Ballymena District Council with one to Culture24.

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www.walkinginyourcommunity.com/join-a-group/27/eglinton-walkie-talkies...

Overview

'Walking trails in and around the following areas: Eglinton, Ballykelly, Sperrins, Derry-Londonderry, plus possibly Inishowen - Co Donegal on occasion.'

www.fermanaghramblers.co.uk

Overview

'The Fermanagh Ramblers see themselves as a social group who walk. We have dedicated ourselves to becoming the safest possible walking club on the hills and our investment in both our leadership training programme and safety equipment ensures that.'

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/florence-court

Overview

'There is something for all the family at this warm and welcoming 18th-century property, the former home of the Earls of Enniskillen. The house enjoys a peaceful setting in west Fermanagh, with a dramatic backdrop of mountains and forests. There are glorious walks to enjoy, as well as fine vistas and play areas. There is even a charming walled garden.'

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National Trust

www.foylehillwalkingclub.co.uk

Overview

'We provide a weekly programme of walks, alternating between Saturdays and Sundays. Our walks start in Derry/Londonderry from either Waterside Station or Templemore Sports Complex, depending where the walk is at. While some of our walks are on forest trails and paths many are in mountainous areas where there are no paths.'

www.gaponorth.co.uk

Overview

'We walk every second Sunday starting from the Gap o' the North pub in Jonesborough at 10am. There is a strong local focus on the Cooleys and the Ring of Gullion with occasional trips to the Mournes and further afield. As far as possible we try to combine each walk with some local knowledge of history or archaeological sites and interpretation of landscape to show farming and community development over the centuries.'

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giants-causeway

Overview

Website includes details of three Trails: [1] The Blue Trail - - - : [2] The Red Trail - - - : [3] The Runkerry Trail: 'The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption ... It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a national nature reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of [BBC] Radio Times readers, the Giant's Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom'.

Description from

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See also

Giant's Causeway [WalkNI]

www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/glenariff-forest-park

Overview

'Glenariff, the Queen of the Glens, is one of the nine Antrim Glens. Glenariff Forest Park covers over 1000 hectares, with planted woodland, lakes, outdoor recreation spaces and conservation areas.'

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www.ufrc-online.co.uk/clubs/glens-of-antrim-rambling-club/

Overview

'The bread and butter of the Club is the weekly walk, usually on a Sunday. A long walk starting at 11-00am and a shorter walk starting at 2-00pm on alternate Sundays.'

www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/gortin-glen-forest-park

Overview

'Six miles north of Omagh at the western gateway to the Sperrin mountains ... The Ulster Way passes through part of the forest.'

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getactiveabc.com/facility/gosford-forest-park/

Size (acreage)600
Overview

'In 1958, Forest Service acquired Gosford Demesne. Prior to this, the Earls of Gosford owned the estate for centuries. They were descendants of the Acheson family who established woodland, parkland and edifices on the estate. Gosford Forest Park offers visitors paths and trails to see these historical features, and the mix of conifer and broadleaf woodlands, with its diverse flora and fauna.' ALERT 'Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council is taking over the management of Gosford Forest Park on 1st January 2019. We look forward to meeting our customers, providing excellent services and developing a further range of activities in the Forest Park.'

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Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council

www.theirelandwalkingguide.com

Overview

'Walking Advice & Information ... Where to Walk in Ireland ... Walking Events & Challenges ... Irish Walking Routes ... Recommended Publications.'

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Kieron Gribbon

www.kilbroneyramblers.com

Overview

'This Group was formed on 24th April 2013 ... Members come from the South Down, South Armagh area, specifically Rathfriland, Rostrevor, Warrenpoint and Newry. We also have members from Dundalk, Drogheda and Navan.'

www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/local-councils

Overview

'From 1 April 2015, 11 new councils took over from the previous 26 under a programme of reform. Find out more about how these changes affect you, including information on your new council, its services and rates.'

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discovernorthernireland.com/Lough-Navar-Forest-Derrygonnelly-Enniskill...

Overview

'Within the Lough Navar Forest are many way-marked walking trails highlighting short and longer walks. Particularly lovely is the Blackslee Waterfall Trail which is edged with deciduous scrub and so in springtime there are many primroses, anemones, wild garlic, bluebells and violets.'

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www.loughgallcountrypark.co.uk/walking/

Overview

'Loughgall Country Park has three main walking routes: [1]  Lakeside route (4.35k) - - - : [2] Orchard route (3.29k) - - - : [3] Bridle route (5.91k)'

www.marblearchcavesgeopark.com/activity_categories/walking-hiking/

Overview

'Contains some of the finest landscapes in the north of Ireland. Ranging from rugged uplands, lakes and forests through to gently rolling drumlins, the landscapes of the Geopark represent a complex Earth history dating back as far as 650 million years ago. With evidence of mountain building and destruction; searing hot deserts and warm tropical oceans; and of icy wastelands and water-worn caverns, the rocks and landscapes of the Geopark are nothing short of amazing.'

www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/things-to-do/parks

Overview

'We have a wide variety of award-winning parks and open spaces across Mid and East Antrim ... We work with a dedicated team of volunteers and partners to maintain and improve the parks and other public open spaces within the Borough, and to ensure continued access to the countryside for everyone to enjoy.'

www.midulsterwalkingclub.org.uk

Category:Mid Ulster
Overview

'Sunday Walks are held every three weeks throughout the year ... Shorter mid-week (Thursday) walks are held every two weeks. These are usually easier, with an emphasis on enjoying the landscape ...'

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart

Overview

'Mount Stewart is one of the most inspiring and unusual gardens in the National Trust's ownership.

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National Trust

www.mourneramblers.org.uk

Overview

'We are the Mourne Rambling Group, a hill walking club providing 2 or 3 levels of walks every Sunday in the Mourne mountains ... However, please note, we are a hill walking club and you must be fit enough to walk hills and not just on the flat.'

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/murlough-national-nature-reserve

Overview

'Murlough National Nature Reserve is a fragile 6000 year old sand dune system owned by the National Trust and managed as Ireland's first Nature Reserve since 1967. It is an excellent area for walking and bird watching due to its spectacular location at the edge of Dundrum Bay and the Mourne Mountains.'

Description from

National Trust

discovernorthernireland.com/Ness-Country-Park-Killaloo-Londonderry-Der...

Size (acreage)135
Overview

'There are over 7km of stunning woodland and riverside walks including a magnificent waterfall walk. For the less able visitors, there is also a meadow walk which offers easy access walking.'

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www.northdownandardsu3a.org.uk

Overview

Like other U3As 'is an autonomous organisation with over 1000 members who have the opportunity to participate in over 50 different activities'.

www.oxfordisland.com/walks-and-trails/

Overview

'PDFs outlining a number of suggested trails are available to download ... However the network of paths around the reserve is easy to follow, with little difficult terrain so visitors are encouraged to explore at their own leisure.'

See also

Oxford Island [WalkNI.com]

www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/parkanaur-forest-park

Category:Mid Ulster
Size (acreage)500
Overview

'A mixed coniferous and broadleaved woodland of almost 200 hectares, located four miles west of Dungannon ... There are several way-marked walks and an ecotrail starting and finishing at the main car park.'

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www.discovernorthernireland.com/Peatlands-Park-Dungannon-P2847

Category:Mid Ulster
Overview

'Some 12 miles of pathways criss-cross Peatlands which is largely level and with no steps. These pathways - many of them originally bog tracks - are composed of a variety of surfaces ranging from broad road-like tarmaced ones to narrow gravel, grass and wood chip ways. Five feet wide boardwalks have been constructed over or around those areas most liable to flooding.'

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www.walkni.com/walks/212/redburn-country-park/

Overview

'A variety of walks are available in Redburn. All walks start from the main car park. Those who do venture to the top are rewarded with amazing views over Belfast Lough.'

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WalkNI

www.ringofgullion.org/things-to-do/walking/

Overview

'The Ring of Gullion offers walking routes to suit every ability from the novice/pleasure walker to the most experienced of hikers. Walks range from 1 mile woodland trails to the 36 mile Ring of Gullion Waymarked Way.'

www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/rostrevor-forest

Size (acreage)4200
Overview

'There are three waymarked trails, which vary in length from two kilometres to seven kilometres, and take the visitor to various areas within the Forest to enjoy the many magnificent views and beautiful woodland.'

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www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rowallane-garden

Overview

'Carved from the County Down landscape, the garden has grown from the 19th century beginnings of the Reverend John Moore and his nephew Hugh Armytage Moore. Their vision helped create a place where you can leave the outside world behind and immerse yourself in nature's beauty. The gardens are a mix of formal and informal spaces with many unusual vistas and unique plants from across the world. The trees, plants and shrubs range in ages, size and colour and create a spectacle throughout the year.'

Description from

National Trust

www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/slieve-gullion-forest-park

Size (acreage)2500
Overview

'For the walker there is a route that leads on the top of Slieve Gullion Mountain, where a passage grave, cairn and volcanic lake can be found. For the less energetic a leisurely walk around the walled garden is a must, as is a 2km walk through the mostly broadleaf mature woodland.' Note that this Link has been changed from the original Site referenced.

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www.spartanredsox.co.uk

Category:Belfast City
Overview

'Formed in 1979, The Spartan Red Sox Walking Club organise day walks, week and weekend trips in Ireland, sometimes further afield, and social events.'

www.sperrins.co.uk

Category:Mid Ulster
Overview

'We are a very active Hillwalking Club based in the heart of the Sperrins in Northern Ireland. Organised club walks take place twice monthly. Grade 1 walks for the fitter walker alternate with Grade 3 walks for those who prefer a more leisurely stroll. We also from time to time have Grade 2 walks - something in between!'

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/springhill

Category:Mid Ulster
Overview

'Experience the stunning views and nature of the wider estate. You don't have to be an expert to go walking you just need to enjoy getting outside.'

Description from

National Trust

www.strabaneramblers.co.uk

Overview

'The Club was founded October 2008. Based in the Strabane area we regularly walk in the Sperrins, the Bluestacks, and Glenveagh ranges which are all on our doorstep.'

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/strangford-lough

Overview

'Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Strangford Lough is Northern Ireland's first marine nature reserve and is the British Isles' largest inlet, internationally renowned for its marine, plant and wildlife.'

Description from

National Trust

www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/tollymore-forest-park

Size (acreage)1560
Overview

'Four waymarked trails of varying lengths take the visitor on a tour of the park's most beautiful areas. These trails follow a circular route and are sign posted from the information board in the main car park. Strong footwear is recommended. The Mourne Way/Ulster Way crosses through the Forest.'

Description from

nidirect

www.fermanaghlakelands.com

Overview

'Fermanagh is an ideal venue for walkers. With its vast array or terrains, mountains, forest and castle walks there will be something so suit all strengths, abilities and interests.'

walkni.com/fermanagh-destination/

Overview

About thirty Walk Descriptions around and about County Fermanagh - the lengths ranging from 0.5 to 30 miles: 'Fermanagh accounts for 13.2% of land mass of Northern Ireland and 30% of Fermanagh is covered with lakes and waterways ... It is mainly rural and is situated largely in the basin of the River Erne. It is dominated by two connected lakes: Upper and Lower Lough Erne, and, including water, spans an area of 1,851 km² (715 sq; mi).'

Description from

WalkNI

www.weebinnians.com

Overview

'To become a Wee Binnian member, you must be over 18 years, have a level of fitness suitable to the demands of the sport and who accept the aims and objectives of the Club ... All our walks are on mountain terrain and involve climbing mountains of 700 metres (2300 feet) or more in height, over a distance of 10 kilometres. A good level of fitness is required as none of our walks can be regarded as suitable for beginners to hill walking.'

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