Reconnect in the Great Outdoors
It might be tempting to stay indoors during the Winter months, but what could be more romantic than a Valentine's stroll or cycle in some of Northern Ireland's most scenic locations?
Wrap up warm and head along to one of our beautiful forest and country parks. Ideas include Glenariff Forest Park in County Antrim, with its stunning Waterfall Walk along a river gorge and past spectacular waterfalls. Another option is Castle Archdale Country Park in County Fermanagh, which offers a variety of tranquil walks along the shores of Lower Lough Erne.
Northern Ireland also has some of the most spectacular beaches in Europe, with long stretches of sand and dunes – the perfect place to fall in love all over again. Ideas include Benone Strand in County Londonderry, which has seven miles of golden sand and a magnificent backdrop of cliff scenery, and Murlough Beach in County Down which offers stunning views of the nearby Mourne Mountains.
For an alternative Valentine's excursion, why not take your loved one on a leisurely ride one of Northern Ireland's excellent cycling trails? Ideas include the peaceful (and traffic-free) Newry Canal Towpath in County Armagh, or the extensive new walking and cycling routes at Castle Ward in County Down.
For more ideas, visit Walking in Northern Ireland and Cycling in Northern Ireland.