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Welcome to the latest WalkNI E-Newsletter!

We reveal some new walking trails to explore and details of upcoming spring walking events & challenges you won't want to miss.

Brand New Walker's Guides

Walk, wine, dine and stay in two of Northern Ireland's most iconic walking destinations.

From walks along the beautifully rugged cliff top paths of the Causeway Coast & Glens to the breathtaking heights of the Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland has something special for everyone.

Download our newly updated walker's guides for the Causeway Coast & Glens and Mourne Mountains packed with everything you need to know to go walking in these two Outstanding Areas of Natural Beauty including detailed itineraries and route descriptions plus local information such as ‘best places to eat’ and ‘walker friendly’ accommodation options. 

'The Big Walking Trail' Launches at Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park

Belfast City Council are pleased to annouce the launch of 3 new signposted trails in Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park, highlighting the best parts of this 128 acre park on a range of walking trails.

Located just a stones throw from Belfast City Centre discover one of Belfast’s most picturesque parks; rich in horticultural and historical interest. With a cafe and fantastic playpark, this really should be on everyones summer checklist.

The Garden Trail (1.1 miles)  
Discover the Japanese Garden and Golden Crown Fountain commissioned for the Queen's Golden Jubilee.

The Meadow Trail (1.78 miles)
Explore the perimeter of the park and enjoy the flora and fauna on offer in the magnificent meadows.

The Woodland Trail (1.93 miles)
Take in spectacular views over the entire park as you explore the meadows & dense woodland.


5 Reasons To Go To The Mourne International Walking Festival

A fantastic opportunity to explore the Mourne Mountains this summer the Mourne International Walking Festival will take place between Friday 23rd & Sunday 25th June 2017

Whether you’re new to hiking or a seasoned pro the festival is the time to explore the Mourne Mountains and witness the best of what it has to offer. Here are 5 reasons why this award winning festival ('Best Walking Festival' 2016 in the WalkNI Awards) should not be misses this summer.

Image: David Doyle

Spring Walking Events

Don't miss out on all the exciting walking events taking place over the next month.

Causeway Challenge Walk, Portballintrae, Co. Antrim, Sun 30th April
Challenge yourself to do something different and join Bannside Ramblers for their annual long distance challenge walk along the spectacular Causeway Coast. 

Northern Ireland Hospice Walk, Carrickfergus & Colin Glen Forest Park, Co. Antrim, Sat 6th May
Go The Distance…Make A Difference! Sponsored walks to help raise vital funds to care for more people with life threatening conditions.

Belfast Hills Walking Festival, Divis & The Black Mountain, Belfast, Co. Antrim, Sun 21st May
Join North West Mountain Rescue Team (NWMRT) for their annual walking festival held in association with the National Trust & Cotswold Outdoor. Choose from a 10km or 20km walk and experience breathtaking panoramic views over the City of Belfast. 

For even more walking events check out WalkNI.com

Date for your Diary: Walk The Glens Festival, Glenariff, Cushendall & Cushendun, Co. Antrim, Fri 2nd- Sun 4th June


Top things to see at Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park

With the new trails exploring the best of what there is to see we've put together our 'Top things to see at Sir Thromas & Lady Dixon Park'.

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