Dog friendly walks and places to stay in Northern Ireland

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Posted by Mags

Published February 23, 2017

When it comes to walking, there are few who love it more than man’s best friend. With its wide open spaces, excellent walking options and accommodation properties that welcome pets, what better way to treat you and your dog than on a short break to Northern Ireland?

Dog friendly accommodation in Northern Ireland

Murlough Beach, County Down

We've put together some fantastic dog-friendly walks that is sure to get the tail wagging seal of approval.

Causeway coastal adventure

Antrim Cliff Path to Dunseverick Castle is part of the longer 33 mile Causeway Coast Way. This 5 mile section of coast features some spectacular cliff landscape passing above a series of coves.

The path undulates past the dramatic rock scenery around Benbane Head providing ample opportunity for both you and pooch to explore the beauty of the Causeway Coast.

Lakelands and forest walks to explore

Part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, Big Dog Forest Walk is a beautiful short walk that will allow you and your four legged friend to explore some of Fermanagh's best upland landscapes.

Or, enjoy a stroll around Florence Court, the former home to the Cole family, Earls of Enniskillen. Surrounded by a large area of parkland, garden and woodland, with breath-taking views to Benaughlin and the Cuilcagh Mountains, the Florence court Forest Park Yew Tree Walk passes through the gardens of Florence Court House.

Meandering through the magnificent Mournes

The Mournes and Ring of Gullion are a walker's paradise, with stunning walks to suit all abilities.

Under the gaze of Northern Ireland's highest mountain peak, Slieve Donard, discover the Mourne Mountains by foot with your doggy friend by your side. Dominated by a compact ring of 12 mountains rising above 2000ft or 600m, there are walks to suit everyone.

Alternatively you can explore a section of the Mourne Way Walk, a 26 mile off-road walk traversing the foothills from Newcastle to Rostrevor. The route provides amazing views of the impressive Mourne landscape and historic Mourne Wall.

Book a short break with your dog

Northern Ireland is the perfect place for man's best friend.

With Tourism Northern Ireland's Dogs Welcome Scheme you'll know that you and your pooch are booking into dog-friendly accommodation and provided with useful information to make your stay a more enjoyable one.

This includes feeding/water bowls, details of local walks suitable for dogs, directions to nearby vets and pet shops, and towels available for pet use Look out for the paw-print logo.

Note: Dogs are allowed on the walks listed above however, restrictions and guidelines for individual locations may apply.


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