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Annalong Coastal Path

1.5 miles, near Annalong Village

Easy coastal family walk

Ballymacormick Point

2 miles, near Groomsport

Rocky coastal path with some steep steps.

Ballyquintin Farm

0.8 - 1.6 miles, near Portaferry

A coastal grassland walk on the tip of the Ards Peninsula

Bangor Town Walk and Cultural Trail

1.5 miles, near Bangor

Town Walk and Cultural Trail of Bangor Town Centre

Bearnagh and Meelmore

6 miles, near Newcastle

A 9km/5.5 mile circuit taking in 2 summits in the Mournes

Bloody Bridge River Walk

0.5 (One Way) miles, near Newcastle

A short walk on the lower slopes of the mountain.

Broad Water

3 miles, near Moira Village

Flat towpath

Bunkers Hill Walk, Cycle & Play Trail

1.2 miles, near Castlewellan

A walking and family cycling trail with commanding views

Castle Espie Wildlife Wander

0.75 miles, near Comber

Trail leading around the ponds suitable for all

Castle Espie Woodland Trail

1 miles, near Comber

WWT owned property with estuary views and woodland walks

Castle Ward Boundary Trail

8.7 miles, near Strangford

A walking & cycling trail around the boundary of Castle Ward Dem

Castle Ward Castle Trail

1.8 miles, near Strangford

A short walk close to the shore of Strangford Lough.

Castle Ward Farm Trail

1.6 miles, near Strangford

A cycling & walking trail through woodland and farmland

Castle Ward Shore Trail

0.7 (one way) miles, near Strangford

An all-ability multi-use trail on the shores of Strangford Lough

Castlewellan Forest Park - Annesley Garden Walk

2.2 miles, near Castlewellan

Short walk taking in Annesley Garden and the National Arborteum

Castlewellan Forest Park - Cypress Pond Walk

3.1 miles, near Castlewellan

Forest walk with spectacular views of the Mourne Mountains

Castlewellan Forest Park - Lakeside Walk

2.4 miles, near Castlewellan

An easy walk around the lake path, also a family cycling trai

Castlewellan Forest Park - Moorish Tower Walk

3.2 miles, near Castlewellan

Short walk through Castlewellan Forest Park. TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

Castlewellan Forest Park - Slievenaslat Walk

2.7 miles, near Castlewellan

Amazing views of Mourne Mountains and Slieve Croob AONB.

Central Mournes

9.9 miles, near Hilltown

A moderate circular walk in the central Mournes

Clandeboye Way – Helen’s Bay to Whitespots Country Park

8 miles, near Helens Bay near Crawfordsburn

A woodland walk on a mix of old lanes and tracks

Comber Greenway

7 miles, near Belfast - Dee Street

A traffic-free walk/cycle path along an old railway line.

Comber Town Trail

1.5 miles, near Comber

Interesting urban trail focusing on the heritage of Comber.

Corrog Wood

1 miles, near Portaferry

Short walk through a recently planted deciduous woodland.

Crawfordsburn Country Park, Coastal Walk

1.9 (One Way) miles, near Crawfordsburn

Gentle coastal walk

Crawfordsburn Country Park, Glen Walk

1.5 miles, near Crawfordsburn

Gently underlating riverside walk through mature beech wood.

Crawfordsburn Country Park, Meadow Walk

2 miles, near Crawfordsburn

Gently undulating walk through wildflower meadow, wood and beach

Cregagh Glen and Lisnabreeny

1.5 (one way) miles, near Cregagh, Castlereagh - Belfast

Great views of Belfast

Delamont Corbally Walk

2.5 miles, near Downpatrick or Killyleagh

Country Park Walks

Delamont Garden Walk

0.7 miles, near Downpatrick or Killyleagh

Country Park Walks

Delamont Long Walk

4.3 miles, near Downpatrick or Killyleagh

Country Park Walks

Delamont Mullagh Walk

0.7 miles, near Downpatrick or Killyleagh

Country Walk Parks

Delamont Strangford Walk

1.2 miles, near Downpatrick or Killyleagh

Country Park Walks

Donaghadee Town Trail

1.5 miles, near Donaghadee

Discover more about the buildings and monuments of the town

Donard Forest Walk

3 miles, near Newcastle

Donard Forest lies at the foot of the Mourne Mountains

Dundrum Castle Woods Trail

0.3 miles, near Newcastle

Dundrum Castle Woods

Dundrum Coastal Path

1.6 (one way) miles, near Newcastle

Dundrum Coastal Path

Fairy Glen - linear walk

0.5 (One Way) miles, near Rostrevor

A walk from Rostrevor along the riverside

Glen River

9 (total) miles, near Newcastle

This walk follows the Glen River uphill into Mournes Mountains

Granite Trail

3 miles, near Newcastle

The Granite Trail to Thomas’s Mountain is just over 1,100 metres

Greyabbey Village Heritage Trail

1 miles, near Greyabbey

A short history walk through the village with audio app

Hare's Gap

2.1 (One Way) miles, near Newcastle

Quarry track with final uphill section over rocky terrain.

Hen, Cock and Pigeon Rock

5.9 miles, near Hilltown

A circular route in the western Mournes

Hillsborough Castle Boundary Trail

1.6 miles, near Hillsborough

Enjoyable walk through the historic Hillsborough Castle Gardens

Hillsborough Forest - Lake Walk

0.5, 1.5 miles, near Hillsborough

Walks through mixed conifer forest and large lake

Holywood Town Walk and Cultural Trail

1.5 miles, near Holywood

A short historical walk around the town of Holywood

Huntly Wood

0.75 approx. miles, near Banbridge

Relax amongst mature beech and oak next to the River Bann

Island Hill & North Strangford Nature Reserve

1.5 miles, near Comber, Newtownards

A walk around Rough Island in Strangford Lough


2.7 miles, near Portaferry

Beach/coastal walk

Kilbroney Tree Trail

2 miles, near Rostevor

Kilbroney Tree Trail Walk

Killard National Nature Reserve

1.3 miles, near Strangford

Rugged coastline at the mouth of Strangford Lough

Killynether Wood

1.5 miles, near Newtownards

Woodland walk with excellent views of surrounding countryside

Kiltonga Nature Reserve

0.6 miles, near Newtownards

Lakeland walk with wildfowl

Lagan Towpath

11 miles, near Stranmillis, Belfast

Scenic riverside walk along tarmac path

Lecale Way

47 miles, near Downpatrick

Long, flat walk around very scenic coastline

Lough Shannagh

7 miles, near Kilkeel

Hilly walk on well used track

Loughbrickland Walk (Whyte's Estate)

2.5 miles, near Loughbrickland

Diverse and interesting country walk

Meelmore and Meelbeg

5.5 miles, near Hilltown

A moderate circular walk in the High Mournes

Minnowburn and Giant’s Ring

2.1 miles, near Belfast

Beautiful trails going along the Lagan, and through woodland.

Mount Stewart - Lake Walk

2.3 miles, near Newtownards

Walks through this beautiful parkland and famous gardens

Mount Stewart - Red Squirrel Trail

1 miles, near Newtownards

Path around the lake, formal and informal gardens

Mount Stewart - Red Trail

1.6 miles, near Newtownards

Explore the wider Mount Stewart Estate

Mourne Coastal Path

0.6 (One Way) miles, near Newcastle

Coastal path

Mourne Wall Challenge

22 miles, near Hilltown

Challenging circular walk following the length of Mourne Wall

Mourne Way

26 miles, near Newcastle, Rostrevor

Through the heart of the Mourne Mountains

Murlough National Nature Reserve

2.5 miles, near Newcastle

Nature Trail

Newcastle Way

28 miles, near Newcastle

A circular route taking in the diverse scenery of Co Down

North Down Coastal Path

16 miles, near Holywood, Co Down

Relatively flat scenic coastline

Orlock Point

3 miles, near Donaghadee

Rocky coastal path with some steep steps.

Portaferry - Windmill Hill

2 miles, near Portaferry

Enjoy a short walk with great views and get to know Portaferry!

Quoile River Walk

5.5 miles, near Downpatrick

A pleasant off road walk along the Quoile River

Redburn Country Park

3.9 miles, near Holywood

Peaceful walks through parkland and woodland.

Reservoir Views

9.3 miles, near Annalong/Newcastle

A strenuous day walk passing through the heart of the Mournes

Rocky Mountain

4.35 miles, near Annalong

A gentle walk which includes some steep sections

Rostrevor - Cloughmore Stone

0.4 (One Way) miles, near Rostrevor

Walks though a woodland with steep climbs and hills in places

Rowallane Garden

0.5 - 2 miles, near Saintfield

Woodland Walk and Farmland Trail

Scrabo Hill

2.3 miles, near Newtownards

A walk around Scrabo Hill, part of Scrabo Country Park

Slans Graveyard

0.3 miles miles, near Cloughey

Short community trail with panoramic views

Slieve Binnian

7 miles, near Annalong Village

Fantastic circular route in the High Mournes

Slieve Croob Transmitter Road Walk/ 'The Twelve Cairns' Walk

2.4 miles, near Finnis/Massford or Dromara

Viewpoint Walk

Slieve Donard (via Glen River)

2.9 (one way) miles, near Newcastle

A walk to summit of Slieve Donard, highest mountain in N.Ireland

Slieve Donard from Bloody Bridge

3.2 (one way) miles, near Newcastle

A steep riverside walk leading to the summit of Slieve Donard

Slieve Donard, Commedagh and Bearnagh

15 miles, near Bryansford

Challenging walk in the Mournes, including the two highest peaks


4 miles, near Rostrevor

A short yet steep walk to the summit of Slievemartin

Stormont Woodland Walks & Fitness Trail

2.5 miles, near Dundonald, Belfast

Parliament Buildings

The Narnia Trail

0.5 miles miles, near Rostrevor, Warrenpoint, Newry

Family Trail through woodland

Tobar Mhuire Heritage Trail

1.9 miles, near Crossgar

A tranquil walk in beautifully wooded grounds

Tollymore Forest Park - Arboretum Path

0.4 miles, near Newcastle

Short walk through mature arboretum and forestry trees.

Tollymore Forest Park - Mountain & Drinns Trail

5.5 plus 2.9 miles, near Newcastle

An energetic walk through tranquil mature woodland.

Tollymore Forest Park - River Trail

3.1 miles, near Newcastle

A short walk along the Shimna River

Trassey to Bloody Bridge

7.3 miles, near Bryansford

A moderate linear walk giving a true taste of the Mournes

Victoria Park

1 miles, near Holywood Arches, Belfast

Oasis for wildlife in Belfast

Adder's Loanin' (Ballyward Walk)

5.5 (approx), miles, near Leitrim

Green lanes and great views of Co. Down countryside

Ballyroney (Lackan Bog ASSI) Walk

5.6 miles, near Ballyroney/Rathfriland

Bogland walk

Ballywalter Walk

2 miles approx miles, near Ballywalter

Walking tour of Ballywalter village on the Ards Peninsula

Banbridge Riverside Walk & Solitude Park

1 miles, near Banbridge

Enjoy a stroll by the 'Banks of the Bann'.

Bloomfield Greenway

1.5 (One Way) miles, near Holywood Arches Belfast

Tarmac path along the former Belfast to Comber Railway line

Blue Lough

5 miles, near Annalong Village

Easy family walk

Cairn Wood/ Ballysallagh

2 miles, near Holywood

A short walk through old mixed woodland and coniferous forest.

Cranfield to Greencastle

5 miles, near Cranfield

Easy walk but stony in places.

Dromara Bridleways Walk

5 approx. miles, near Dromara (3.5 miles)

Dromara Bridleway Walk


6 miles, near Castlewellan

Lowland Countryside Paths in the Mourne AONB

Dundrum/ Murlough Walk

8 miles, near Newcastle and Dundrum

Countryside, Coast and Village

Fairy Glen - circular walk

6 miles, near Rostrevor

A circular walk from Rostrevor along the riverside

Floodgates Walk

2 (One Way) miles, near Newtownards

Walk across the northern strands of Strangford Lough

Gilford Riverside Walk - Stramore Park

0.2 miles, near Gilford

Short Local Riverside Walk and Cycle Route

Greyabbey Walk

1 mile approx miles, near Greyabbey

A historic walking tour of Greyabbey

Hanna's Close - The Close Walk

1.5 miles, near Kilkeel

A walk in and around Hanna's Close Cottages.

Hanna's Close - The Green Lane Walk

1.5 miles, near Kilkeel

A walk in and around Hanna's Close Cottages.

Highway to Health at St John's GAC

1.18 miles, near Castlewellan

A traffic-free walk within the grounds of St John's GAC

Highway to Health, Andersonstown Leisure Centre

1.2 miles, near Belfast

Two short circular walks around Andersonstown Leisure Centre

Highway to Health, Ballynahinch

1.9 miles, near Ballynahinch

A short circular walk around Ballynahinch

Highway to Health, Bangor

3.6 miles, near Bangor

Two short circular walks in and around Bangor

Highway to Health, Donaghadee 1

1.65 miles, near Donaghadee

A short circular walk in Donaghadee

Highway to Health, Donaghadee 2

1 miles, near Donaghadee

A short circular walk in Donaghadee

Highway to Health, Downshire Hospital

0.6 miles, near Downpatrick

A short circular route around Downshire Hospital

Highway to Health, Groomsport

2 miles, near Groomsport

A short circular walk in and around Groomsport

Highway to Health, Lagan Valley Hospital

0.5 miles, near Lisburn

A short circular route around Lagan Valley Hospital

Highway to Health, Maysfield Leisure Centre

1.6 miles, near Belfast

A short circular walk around Maysfield Leisure centre

Highway to Health, Newry

6.3 miles, near Newry

A medium length circular walk around Newry

Highway to Health, Newtownards

2.06 miles, near Newtownards

Two short circular walks in the Newtownards area

Highway to Health, Ozone Complex

1 miles, near Belfast

A short circular walk around the Ozone complex

Highway to Health, Shankill Leisure Centre

1 miles, near Belfast

A short circular walk around Shankill Leisure Centre

Highway to Health, Ulster Hospital

2.5 miles, near Dundonald

A series of short walks around the Ulster Hospital Area.

Lagan & Lough Way

21 miles, near Lisburn

Towpath & coast

Loughbrickland Historic Trail

4.5 miles, near Loughbrickland

Discover Loughbrickland's built and natural heritage.

Newtownards Urban Trail

1 - 2 miles, near Newtownards

Self-guided heritage trail

Nugent's Wood

1 miles, near Portaferry

Woodland walk with views of Strangford Lough


1.3 miles, near Belfast

Beautiful parkland in an urban setting

Portaferry Town Trail

1.5 miles, near Portaferry

The tour provides a flavour of the history of the town.

Silent Valley

2 miles, near Kilkeel

Landscaped parkland walk

Silent Valley Nature Trail

1.5 miles, near Kilkeel

Relatively flat scenic walk along Kilkeel River

Slieve Croob Pass Loaning

6.5 miles, near Finnis a.k.a. Massford/Dromara

Scenic walk

Windy Gap Pad

2-3.5 miles miles, near Leitrim

Blow away the cobwebs at the Windy Gap

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