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Discover one of Northern Ireland's many walking wonders this Autumn, as well as the best places to sport red squirrels and upcoming spooktacular walking events.

Walking Wonders of Northern Ireland

Discover breathtaking locations with WalkNI this Autumn.

In our latest blog we share with you some wonderful locations you may not have uncovered yet in Northern Ireland. We believe our handpicked selection of walks are sure to leave you in awe and wonder, whether they are natural, historic, manmade or because of the wildlife that can be found there.

Read our latest blog 'Northern Ireland's Walking Wonders'

Spooktacular Halloween Walking Events

It is the most spooktacular time of year, with the leaves changing into magnificent colours and the half term school holidays fast approaching here are some of our top Halloween walking events.

Colin Glen Ghost Trail, Wed 25th & Thur 26th Oct, Colin Glen Forest Park, Belfast, Co. Antrim
A ghostly tour through spooky Colin Glen Forest Park as your guide recounts tales of Irish horror and American gore. Beware things can come alive in the dark undergrowth of the haunted wood as Tales of old may haunt you! Ghoulish characters at every turn that will strike fear & chill you to the bone. 

Belfast Cave Hill Night Time Walk, Thur 26th Oct, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Join VOYPIC on a unique fundraising opportunity which will offer a challenging 4.5 mile route, past the caves to McArt’s Fort and panoramic views of the city lights. 

Ghouls & Gruffalo's Welly Walk, Fri 27th Oct- Wed 1st Nov, Colin Glen Forest Park, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Keep the children entertained during the half term holidays with a storytelling session and guided walk through the forest in serach of the Ghost and Ghouls. Following the walk pick your own pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch and carve it into your own lantern.

For a full list of events check out WalkNI.com


Top Places to Spot Red Squirrels

With their reddish-brown fur and love of nuts, red squirrels are among our best loved woodland animals. 

As they gather up extra food in the Autumn months, prime spotting times are morning and late afternoon when they are most active.  An elusive animal, to increase your chances of spotting them on your next walk we have put together a list of the 'Top Places to Spot Red Squirrels'.

A Weekend on the Ulster Way

Made up of 9 quality walking sections totalling 411 Miles (658 Kilometres) the Ulster Way passes through some of the best landscapes Northern Ireland has to offer. 

The beauty of this long-distance waymarked route is that it doesn’t have to be walked all at once.  Check out our Ulster Way Walking Highlights for some suggestions on the best sections to walk in 2 or 3 days with nearby accommodation and plenty of beautiful scenery to discover on foot – a perfect excuse for a walking weekend!

 

 

Get Inspired

Whether you are looking for a mountain walk, a forest walk or a quiet walk by the sea, those in search of some inspiration on where to explore next should check out #walkni on Instagram for some ideas.

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