With a vast array of forest parks, coastal paths, mountains, beaches and much more Northern Ireland is home to many beautiful regions for walking, all with their own unique appeal.
From the secluded coastal tracks, lush Glens and quaint fishing villages of the North Coast and Antrim, to the impressive granite torr capped summits and dramatic views found in the Mourne Mountains there is something for all levels of walkers.
November 2014: Brand new walking trails are now open in Castlewellan Forest Park and Bunkers Hill in County Down, featuring breathtaking views to the Mourne Mountains as well as some of the oldest and rarest existing trees in the British Isles. Find out more.
Looking for a walk on the wild (or mild) side that gives you a great feel for our countryside?
A brief overview of our main walking areas with free, downloadable guides.
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!
Walking festivals provide a unique way to get out into the hills with other like-minded walkers and sample some of the incredible scenery Northern Ireland has on offer.
The Ulster Way – a 625 mile (1000 km) circular long distance walking route around Northern Ireland.
The Mournes and Ring of Gullion areas are a walker's paradise, with stunning walks to suit all abilities.
Details of guided walking tours available within Northern Ireland, plus walking holiday operators to Northern Ireland.