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Quality Walks

What are Quality Walks?

The assessment of Northern Ireland’s walking routes has been carried out by walkers for walkers. By choosing a Quality Walk you can leave home with the knowledge your selected route is one of the best Northern Ireland has to offer!

All Quality Walks have been accredited in partnership with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Tourism NI 

What can you expect from a Quality Walk?

All of the quality walks contained within WalkNI.com have been assessed on the ground by walkers for walkers. The following statements can be made about Quality Walks:

1. At least 50% of the route will be off road.

2. Car parking will be available (may be formal or informal).

3. Facilities such as toilets may be available. 

4. Information on the walk will be available either on site or online.

5. Signage may be in place. If the route is not waymarked, an adequate route description has been provided on WalkNI that will allow the route to be navigated.

6. As part of the overall walk assessment consideration is given as to whether the walk is through scenic landscapes and if the walk is suitable for the tourist market.

How is a Quality Walk Identified?

To identify the Quality Walks on the website, each walk has the following ‘Quality Walk Stamp’ located beside their title. 


        Quality Short Walks
      0-5 miles
    Quality Medium Walks
  5-20 miles
   Quality Long Walks
   Over 20 miles

 Quality Walks