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Ulster Way included among world's greatest walking trails


The Ulster Way was included in a recent guide to the world's greatest walking trails.

The feature in the UK's Independent Travel listed the 625-mile circular walking route among 16 top global routes, including the Inca Trail (Peru), Appalachian Trail (USA), Camino de Santiago (France/Spain) and West Highland Way (Scotland).

The Ulster Way was originally conceived in 1946 by Wilfrid Capper MBE as a tour around the most scenic parts of Northern Ireland's six counties.  The route was adapted between 2004 and 2009 and now includes highlights in 'Quality' sections, most of which are in designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

''Quality' sections include the Causeway Coast Way along the stunning North Coast, the Mourne Way through the foothills of the Mourne Mountains in County Down, the Ring of Gullion Way through an ancient volcanic landscape in County Armagh, the Sliabh Beagh Way in County Fermanagh, and sections passing through the Sperrin Mountains in Counties Tyrone and Londonderry.

Find out more about the Ulster Way or Walking in Northern Ireland.