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With the temperatures set to rise over the next few days we share the top walking destinations to help you make the most of the upcoming bank holiday weekend. Find out how you can be entered into a draw to win a walking holiday in the Mournes and walking gear for 4 from 53 Degrees North.

A romantic adventure around Ireland

What is on your relationship bucket list?

Since meeting last year Donal & Mairead have been on a journey through Ireland using travel as a way of getting to know each other.

Taking in cliff top views with 'Away A Wee Walk' and getting away from it all with an night at 'Atlantic Way', Portrush.

Follow them on their recent walking holiday to the Causeway Coast & Glens in our latest blog 'Getting to know each other by getting to know Ireland

Bank Holiday Inspiration

Make the most of the three day weekend and discover some of Northern Ireland's top walking destinations.

Magnificent Mournes
The highest and most dramatic mountain range in Northern Ireland with summits crowned by granite tors. Discover this area voted the 'Best Walking Destination' in Northern Ireland in WalkNI's inaugural awards. 

Facinating Fermanagh
Renowned for its lakelands, Cuilcagh Mountain and UNESCO endorsed Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark discover spectacular landscapes and unique geology.

Spectacular Sperrins
Stretching along the border of counties Tyrone & Derry~Londonderry this area can best be described as wild, untouched and beautiful. Spanning 40 miles, the Sperrins mountain range is the largest in Ireland.

Captivating Causeway Coast & Glens
Famous for the Giant’s Causeway, wonderful coastlines and a unique natural beauty. The area includes three designated areas of outstanding natural beauty. Benbane Head on the Causeway Coast Way was voted ‘Most Epic View’ in the inaugural WalkNI awards.

Best of Belfast
From parks blooming with colour to peaceful towpaths providing an alternative way around the city and breath-taking views across the capital, there really is something for everyone when it comes to walking in Belfast. 

Stunning Strangford Lough
The largest sea Lough in the British Isles Strangford Lough is a haven for wildlife. It's shores are home to some of the finest country estates, parklands and walking trails in Northern Ireland so there is something for every walker.



Celebrate Walking at a Festival

Walk The Glens Festival, Glenariff, Cushendall & Cushendun, Co. Antrim, Fri 2nd- Sun 4th June
Join experienced and knowledgeable local guides and experience breathtaking views while learning about the history and culture of this famous area.

Mourne International Walking Festival, Warrenpoint, Co. Down, Fri 23rd- Sun25th June
This internationally recognised festival offers walkers of all levels stunning routes in the Mourne Mountains and surrounding countryside varying between 10k and 40k at both high and low levels.

#WalkNI May Adventures

What a talented bunch of photographers you all are!

Walk NI followers have been sharing incredible photographs from their walks around Northern Ireland. They are so good we just had to share some of our favourites on our Facebook page.

Don't forget, if you're out walking in Northern Ireland make sure to share your photos with us. #walkni on Instagram or @walkni on Twitter.

Every Day in May!

A charity event designed to motivate people of all ages and abilities to go outside, improve their fitness and to raise money, 'Every Day in May' encourages participants to cover 5km or 10km each day during May using any self-powered means such as walking, running, cycling, swimming, canoeing.  

A great way to encourage people to get off the bus a stop earlier or to go out for a walk at lunch time, Thomas Johnston talks about how he was inspired to get outside and active Every Day in May - be prepared to be inspired!   

Win a Walking Holiday in the Mournes

Enter our latest competition to be included in a draw to win a 2-night Walking Holiday in the Mourne Mountains & Walking Gear for 4

This fantastic prize includes a 2- Night stay for up to 4 people in Hanna’s Close Cottages, 5 hour guided tour with Walk The Mournes & 4 pairs of men/women’s Merrell walking boots from 53 Degrees North

For your chance to win simply enter online via WalkNI.com

 

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