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Male and female couple walking through the hills at Gortin Glen Forest Park in County Tyrone. Miles of green fields and the Sperrin Mountains can be seen in the background.

Weekend wanders in the Sperrins

Sometimes all you need is the air that you breathe and a bit of room. With over forty miles of wide-open spaces and unspoilt natural beauty, the Sperrins are the ideal place for slowing down, getting away from it all and sucking in the fresh air.

  • Male and female couple walking through the hills at Gortin Glen Forest Park in County Tyrone. Miles of green fields and the Sperrin Mountains can be seen in the background.
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    Weekend wanders in the Sperrins

    Sometimes all you need is the air that you breathe and a bit of room. With over forty miles of wide-open spaces and unspoilt natural beauty, the Sperrins are the ideal place for slowing down, getting away from it all and sucking in the fresh air.

  • Cave Hill mountain, overlooking Cave Hill Country Park and Belfast city with views across North Belfast towards Belfast Lough and the city centre.
    Categories: Walking & Hiking

    Belfast Walks & Trails

    Belfast is a wonderful city for walkers. There’s always something new to discover and its compact size makes it an easy and inviting spot to explore on foot. Go just a little further afield though and you’ll find yourself in the tranquil Belfast Hills. Only minutes from the city, there are fantastic views of Belfast’s famous landmarks and some amazing walks and trails to investigate.

  • 2 young girls running on a path through the grounds of Montalto Estate, with their parents and grandmother walking closely behind. Plants line the sides of the path with a pond and trees in the background.
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    Family Walks

    Every parent talks about tearing the family away from their screens. Here in Northern Ireland we’re ready to introduce you and them to other screens altogether: the wonderful wide-screen wonders of walking in any or all of our six magnificent counties. 

  • Visitors getting photographed on a cliff edge on the Away a Wee Walk experience, with stunning views of the Causeway Coast and Atlantic Ocean in the background.
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    Causeway Coast & Glens

    Renowned for its stunningly beautiful driving route, the Causeway Coastal Route is also home to some of Northern Ireland’s finest walks.

  • Peter Rafferty (tour guide) with a tour group on The Mourne Mountains as part of the Men of the Mournes Embrace a Giant Spirit experience
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    Mourne Mountains

    You could search high and low for a better spot in which to discover the joys of walking in Northern Ireland. Though you’re not likely to find one more inviting than the dramatic Mourne Mountains. With a winning combination of challenging peaks and gentle foothill strolls, this is a paradise for walkers of all levels. It’s a tempting area for foodies too with some fantastic restaurants along the way.  

  • A waterfall across the entrance to Pollnagollum Cave at Belmore Forest in the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, County Fermanagh
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    Get back to nature

    Discover secret waterfalls and magical forests in a place where your kids’ imaginations can run wild, you can take a mindful few minutes or walk in the footsteps of your favourite Game of Thrones® hero or villain. There are loads of reasons to explore Northern Ireland’s rugged landscape and forest walks. Here are some that are truly a sight for sore eyes!

  • Walkers enjoying a spectacular view of The Mourne Mountains and Ben Crom Reservoir as part of the Men of the Mournes Embrace a Giant Spirit experience.
    Categories: Walking & Hiking

    Walking challenges - 7 walking wonders

    If you’re ready to conquer higher peaks, looking for your next big hiking challenge or have a bucket list that you’re itching to tick off, then look no further than the spectacular mountain ranges of Northern Ireland. 

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