Region: North East N. 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/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/Causeway-Coast-Glens/

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The following Causeway Coast & Glens 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):

- Causeway U3A

 

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.

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.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

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.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.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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National Trust

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.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.

Description from

Culture24

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

National Trust

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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nidirect

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.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.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.'

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National Trust

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/white-park-bay/visitor-information/

Overview

'The spectacular sandy beach forms a white arc between two headlands on the North Antrim Coast. Its secluded location means that even on a busy day there is plenty of room for quiet relaxation. The beach is also backed by ancient sand dunes that provide a range of rich habitats for bird and animal life.'

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National Trust

www.walkni.com/walks/51/antrim-hills-way/

Distance (miles)22
Overview

'The route is in place through permission of landowners. It is mostly off-road through fields which are usually grazed by sheep or cows. For safety reasons dogs are not allowed even if on a lead. Hills are exposed and mostly covered in heather or tussocky grasses. Good footwear and advance preparation are strongly advised.'

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WalkNI

discovernorthernireland.com/Walking-Tour-Of-Antrim-Town-Antrim-P2694/

Distance (miles)2
Overview

'The trail gives a flavour of the area's rich cultural past by going back to the origins of Historic Antrim. At various locations on the trail, information panels provide detailed information and signpost the way to other places of interest.'

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discovernorthernireland.com/Ballymoney-Heritage-Trail-P15509/

Overview

'Ballymoney Heritage Guide features many well known historic buildings and sites around the Borough as well as information about people from Ballymoney who are of historic importance in their respective fields.'

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walkni.com/walks/oakfield-glen-and-bashfordsland-wood/

Overview

'Bashfordsland Wood attractions include an outdoor gym, orienteering course, sculptures trail, three wildlife ponds. When on the path network take a look at the native trees, wildflowers and wildlife such as bull finch, meadow pipits, sparrowhawks, and buzzards. Oakfield Glen can be accessed from Bashfordsland Wood.' Note that I have replaced the Link here as the original seems unavailable.

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WalkNI

discovernorthernireland.com/Benone-Strand-Limavady-P2919/

Overview

'Benone Beach stretches for over 7 miles from Downhill westwards to where it meets Magilligan Point at the mouth of Lough Foyle and forms part of one of Ireland's longest beaches. Benone Beach, a Blue Flag award winning beach, is popular throughout the year for a variety of outdoor activities and events with great views along the North Coast, to Inishowen in Donegal and to Scotland.‘

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www.walkni.com/walks/418/carnmoney-hill/

Distance (miles)3
Overview

'Carnmoney Hill is a green oasis in an urban area, and is rich in both history and wildlife ... '

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WalkNI

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

Overview

'Whether you are a dedicated rambler or just enjoy the occasional stroll, Causeway Coast and Glens will inspire you to go just that little bit further. From rugged coastal paths, rolling hill tracks and forest and country parks to mountain trails, glen walks, tow paths and stunning strands, it seems we have something to suit every ability and inclination.'

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Causeway Coastal Route

www.causewaycoastway.com

Distance (miles)33
Overview

'The Causeway Coast Way is a relatively easy low-lying coastal walk in the north-east of Northern Ireland. It takes a walker of average fitness 2-3 days to complete. The Trail links the popular tourist towns of Ballycastle and Portstewart and passes some of the biggest tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. These include the Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle. Bushmills Distillery is also just a short detour from the trail. The Causeway Coast Way is just a section of the Ulster Way trail, which completes a 1,000km circuit of Northern Ireland.'

Description from

Eoin Reilly Trailhead

See also

Portstewart Strand [National Trust]

www.outdoorni.com/local-outdoors/venues/crumlin-glen/

Distance (miles)2
Overview

'The pretty Glen consists of an area of mixed woodland with a wide variety of trees, plants and birds. A picnic area, car parking and toilet facilities are situated next to the start of the riverside and woodland walk, which leads to a waterfall and Cockle House. The Cockle House is a little gothic-arched rubble stoned building and, according to folklore, was built facing Mecca as a Muslim temple for the landowner's servant.'

Alert Following the translation of Antrim Borough Council into Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, this description seems to have disappeared from their Website. So I have changed the Link.

www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/assets/Larne_Town_and_Country_Walks_Datash...

Overview

'Larne town and its surrounding area has some great places to walk - coastal and inland, riverside, parkland, forest and valley, long and short.'

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Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

roevalley.com/newsbrowser/index.htm

Overview

'This site is about the town of Limavady in the beautiful Roe Valley in Northern Ireland. Amongst other things you can read about local history, adventurous scenery and some rather strange local characters - several of whom are connected with yows and cows ... There could also be some border collies.'

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Jochen Lueg

www.walkni.com/walks/187/moyle-way/

Distance (miles)26
Overview

'Taking the walker through a magnificent land of geology, wildlife, history and folklore, this route passes a wealth of rivers, ancient monuments and exposed hill summits before reaching its end in the beautiful Glenariff Forest Park.'

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WalkNI

antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/walking/

Overview

Nine 'suggested walking routes' in Newtownabbey.

Alert Unfortunately, in the translation of Newtownabbey Borough Council into Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, details of these Walks seem to have been mislaid. So I have replaced the Link with a more generic one.

www.cycleni.com/175/newtownabbey-way/

Distance (miles)5
Overview

'A new traffic-free route from Corr's Corner in Newtownabbey to the shores of Belfast Lough at Whiteabbey, to provide people with great cycling and walking links right into Belfast city centre, or out into beautiful surrounding countryside.'

Description from

CycleNI

See also

Newtownabbey Way [WalkNI]

portglenonetourism.com/dir/tourism/heritage-trail

Overview

'Portglenone Forest continues a history of mature woodland cover since ancient times, which protects the woodland flora and fauna. As such, the 26 hectare main area contains extensive colonies of ancient woodland flower species - Bluebell, Wood Anemone, Wild Garlic and many broadleaves and riverside walks.'

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Portglenone Enterprise Group

walkni.com/walks/

Overview

'WalkNI.com is delighted to announce that four new quality walks on Rathlin Island, the most northerly inhabited island in Ireland, have recently been added to the website.The Ballyconaghan, Kebble Cliff Walk, Kinramer North Walk and Kinramer Trail join the already existing Rathlin Trail and Roonivoolin Walk to provide walkers with just under 20 miles of walking on the island. '

walkni.com/walks/highway-to-health-ballymoney/

Overview

'Situated just 15 miles from the breathtaking Causeway Coast and within easy reach of the fabled Glens of Antrim, Ballymoney is one of the North East's finest gems. Easily accessible by both road (A26) and rail, Ballymoney Town is worthy of a retail or leisure outing for local residents and visitors to the area.'

Alert Original Website no longer accessible, so replaced by Walk.NI.com - from which you should find details of the four Walks cited.

Description from

WalkNI

discovernorthernireland.com/Whitehead-Heritage-and-Wellbeing-Trail-Car...

Distance (miles)5
Overview

'This Walking Trail will help you discover and enjoy Whitehead's many attractions, as well as some of its hidden gems (you'll get some healthy, low impact walking exercise in the process!) From historic monuments to bracing seaside strolls; Christian heritage to a Great War airfield; a quiet nature reserve to mighty steam engines, there's much to enjoy in this compact, friendly town.'

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