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The beauty and variety of the Northern Ireland landscape, the compact distances and ever-changing vistas, and the mild climate, make this a wonderful place to explore on foot. Walking in Northern Ireland is perfect for a great day out or as the destination for a walking break. Walking is probably the most accessible outdoor activity that you can do! It is easy, safe and inexpensive.

Northern Ireland offers hundreds of great walks in the countryside and urban areas. Check out our award winning sister website – your definitive guide to walking in Northern Ireland. It provides up to date and accurate information on walks for the serious rambler and for those who just want to take a short stroll.

How to get started
Walking is an activity that you can start right away! Some people chose to walk by themselves but lots of people chose to join a rambling club or group. There are numerous walking providers who can offer guided trips ranging from a day to the complete walking break package. The clubs are always keen to have new members, so a warm welcome is guaranteed. Check what type of walks (difficulty; gradients; distance) the club normally organises to make sure it meets the type of walk you want to do.

Is it easy?
You can start today from your front door! Our towns and cities are full of parks which are a pleasure to walk in. If you travel to work or take your children to school, try walking part of the journey.  But nothing beats going into the countryside. Check out for a whole host of walks in the countryside - everything from short walks to more challenging walks.

Is it expensive?
As with all activities there is no shortage of walking gear that is available to purchase from outdoor shops.

Clothing and footwear
However, for "easy" walking a comfortable pair of trainers and a waterproof jacket are the only investment needed.  For mountain walking it would be advisable to invest in a range of outdoor gear and equipment primarily for safety reasons.

Check out for a comprehensive list of everything you will need for a mountain or long distance walk.

Just Some Ideas

Cuilcagh Mountain Park, Legnabrocky, Enniskillen

Cuilcagh is a well established location for hillwalkers with an established network of trails that lead you in and around the Mountain Park. If reaching the summit is not for you, venturing someway into the park using one of the walking routes will give you a taste of the beauty that can be found there.

The Cuilcagh Way is a waymarked 20 miles/33km route. The more popular Legnabrocky section, which will bring you to the summit and back and offers stunning views of the area is linear walk 9miles/15km which takes around 5 hours

Giant's Causeway Cliff Path Guided Walk (Away A Wee Walk), Belfast

A spectacular day tour from Belfast, focused around a five mile cliff walk. The guided route provides spectacular breathtaking coastal scenery along a rugged coastline in an area of outstanding natural beauty which culminates at the Giant's Causeway.

Rathlin Island Walking Trails, Dunmurry, Belfast

Four new quality walks are now available on Rathlin Island, in addition to the two existing routes, the Rathlin Trail and the Roonivoolin Walk.

Four Elements Adventure,

Four Elements Adventure is the North West's premier outdoor adventure provider.

We specialise in Team Building with schools, youth groups and businesses, but also deliver customised adventure breaks and NGB courses to ...

Ireland Walk Hike Bike with South West Walks Ireland, Belfast

Ireland Walk Hike Bike offers self guiding tours through the Antrim Coast and Glens region. Enjoy this breathtaking region of Ireland on our top quality bicycles and we take care of your accommodation, transport and all other requirements.

The Jungle NI,

The Jungle NI is an innovative and award-winning outdoor adventure provider.

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