Region: West N. Ireland

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/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.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.'

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.'

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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 ...'

Description from

National Trust

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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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.'

Description from

National Trust

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.'

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.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.'

Description from

Discover Northern Ireland

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.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.'

Description from

nidirect

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.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.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 ...'

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.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.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.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.westtyroneramblers.org.uk

Overview

'Based in Omagh (often referred to as Omagh Walking Club) the Club has over 100 members. Walks take place on alternate Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, departing from Omagh Leisure Centre Car Park at 09.30 am.'

walkni.com/walks/carntogher-way-sli-an-chairn/

Category:Mid Ulster
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'This walk on the hills above the Glenshane Pass gives access to historic Carntogher Mountain with views across Lough Foyle to Errigal and Muckish in Donegal, Sawel and the high Sperrins, and south-east to The Mournes and Slieve Gullion ...'

Description from

WalkNI

www.activeme.ie/guides/ulster-way-stage-17-gortin-to-moneyneany-tyrone...

Distance (miles)23
Overview

'Stage 17 of the The Ulster Way from Gortin to Moneyneany, also known as the Central Sperrins Way, is a moderate 2 day or strenuous 1 day (37 km) walking route in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. This hike is through the centre of the Sperrin Mountains and the scenic Glenelly Valley along mostly quiet back roads and paths ...'

Description from

ActiveMe

www.midulstercouncil.org/visitor/things-to-do/walking

Category:Mid Ulster
Overview

'The Cookstown District offers so much so see and do with great activities for all the family!  The District extends from the shores of Lough Neagh to the foothills of the Sperrins with a wide and varied landscape: you’re sure to find something to do while visiting the area ... Enjoy walking in the Cookstown District!'

Description from

Mid Ulster District Council

www.walkni.com/walks/479/craignamaddy-circuit/

Distance (miles)13
Overview

'Travels through a particularly scenic part of the Sperrins Area of Outstanding Natural Beatuty. The route offers stunning views of Glenelly and the Owenkillew Valley. With heather clad hills, tranquil valleys and a rich cultural heritage the Sperrin Mountains await your discovery.'

Description from

WalkNI

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Cuilcagh+Way

Distance (miles)20
Overview

'Starts at Cladagh Glen and follows the Cuilcagh Way route via Deer Park, Florence Court Forest Park, Legacurragh, Cuilcagh Mountain summit and Legnabrocky.'

www.discovernorthernireland.com/about-northern-ireland/destinations/wa...

Overview

'We're on the Trail ... to discover the rich natural and built heritage of a city and its hinterland that is unrivalled in Ireland. Trace the story of this vibrant Walled City and see the ever changing skyline of a city constant in the warmth of its welcome.' Alert Have now developed several 'heritage trails' within Derry.

Description from

Discover Northern Ireland

www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/foyle-v...

Distance (miles)21
Overview

'Connecting Derry City to the border towns of Lifford and Strabane this cycle route is a mixture of traffic free paths and quiet country roads and lanes which crosses between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. There are many attractions along the route including the Foyle Valley Railway Museum or Gray's Printer's Museum.'

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Sustrans

www.walkni.com/iat/

Distance (miles)288
Overview

'On August 31, 2013, the International Appalachian Trail welcomed Northern Ireland's Ulster Way as its newest member and celebrated the completion of the IAT across the emerald isle, from Slieve League in the Republic to the ferry terminal at Larne.' (On June 5, 2010 at the grand opening of the Appalachian Trail Museum in Pine Grove State Park, Pennsylvania, the International Appalachian Trail officially welcomed Scotland and the West Highland Way as the first European Chapter of the IAT.)

www.fermanaghomagh.com/27771_cuilcagh-legnabrocky-trail/

Distance (miles)9
Overview

'This linear walk takes you through Cuilcagh Mountain Park. The Park and Marble Arch Caves were jointly award the title of UNESCO European Geopark in October 2001, followed by UNESCO Global Geopark status in 2004 ...' Note that - apart from this enticing photograph - details of this Walk seems to have been lost during the change from Fermanagh to Fermanagh & Omagh District Council. You could peruse instead the description of the Cuilcagh Way on the WalkNI Site.

Description from

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

www.christophersomerville.co.uk/?p=1037

Category:Mid Ulster
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Under a milky grey sky we climbed the stony road through Altbritain Forest, its spruce and firs footed in the dense blanket bog that has grown to enwrap these hills over the past two thousand years. Waves of lime green sphagnum flowed over the dark peat under the trees, to be replaced by tuffets of green and orange deer grass as we left the cold shadow of the conifers and climbed the long flank of Mullaghaneany ...'

www.hikersblog.co.uk/the-sliabh-beagh-way/

Distance (miles)30
Overview

'The Sliabh Beagh Way is perhaps the most scenic walk in the whole of Northern Ireland: it is possible to walk all day and not meet another soul. If it's solitude and quiet you are looking for, this could be the walk for you ...'

Description from

HikersBlog

See also

Sliabh Beagh Way [WalkNI]

www.toursntrails.co.uk/tours/

Overview

'We offer the best guided walking tours of Derry-Londonderry all year round. Guaranteed fun, craic and an authentic stroll around Ireland's most historic city.'

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Tours 'n Trails

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