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Now the snow has gone and beautiful displays of spring flowers are appearing, it is a fantastic time to get out and explore. Whether, you are following in the footsteps of St Patrick, exploring a new trail or connecting with other walkers during a walking festival, there is something for everyone this season.

Follow In The Footsteps of St Patrick

Follow in the footsteps of St Patrick on a range of themed walks, tours and family days.

St Patrick's Food & Walking Tour, Sun 18th March, Co. Armagh
Did you know Saint Patrick is also the Patron Saint of French Fishermen and of Nigeria? Find out more on this unique food & walking tour.

Walk The Emania Way, Sat 17th March, Co. Armagh
Enjoy the history and stories of the Emania Way on two bespoke tours lead by Gregory Knipe. 

St Patrick's Family Fun Day, Sat 17th March, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this St Patrick's Day? Come and explore the Gruffalo Trail.

Ulster Way Highlights- The Causeway Coast Way

Take a walk along Northern Ireland's most celebrated coastline as voted for in the 2017 WalkNI Awards.

High cliffs, secluded beaches and numerous historic and natural landmarks are just some of the treats on offer. 

Click here to read the blog 'Ulster Way Highlights- Causeway Coast Way'.

New Walks Listed On Walk NI

Whether in urban spaces or lush green forests explore somewhere new this Spring. Here are just a few of the exciting walks added to WalkNI recently.

The Narnia Trail, Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor, Co. Down
This family trail seeks to capture the imagination of children of all ages. C S Lewis was inspired by this area to imagine, dream and create the magical world of Narnia.

Kilbroney Tree Trail, Rostrevor, Co. Down
Trees mark the seasons, inspire us with their beauty in the landscape and even provide us with the air we breathe. This trail guides through Kilbroney Park to a number of notable trees.

Connswater Community Greenway, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Follow in the footsteps of C.S. Lewis along Belfast's Green Corridor which runs alongside the Connswater, Knock and Loop rivers, from the Castlereagh Hills to Belfast Lough.

Discover more walks in your local area on WalkNI.

Omagh & Sperrins Walking Festival

Come and explore the Sperrins during the 2018 Omagh & Sperrins Walking Festival.

A series of walks are available ranging from challenging, moderate & easy (family orientated) over two days at a cost of £3 - £5. Online booking is advisible as places are limited.

Click here to download the 2018 festival programme.

Mourne Wall Restoration Project

Have you caught sight of a helicopter flying overhead in the Mournes recently?

Some 84 bags of stones have been airlifted to the Mourne mountains since last November to help with the Mourne Wall Restoration Project.

Northern Ireland Water, which owns the wall, expects work on the low altitude areas to be finished this month.

UFRC Host Successful Spring Gathering

On Saturday 3rd March 2018 the Ulster Federation Of Rambling Clubs (UFRC) held their Spring Gathering in Co. Antrim.

Walkers from across Northern Ireland joined together to enjoy an action-packed day of inspirational talks, great food and skills based workshops. Keynote speakers included Murrough McDonagh CEO of Mountaineering Ireland and RTE & TG4 Presenter & Explorer Dermot Somers. 

Click here to find out more and see pictures from the event.

Win £150 of Walking Gear

Enter our competition to be included in a draw to win a £150 voucher to spend on walking gear from Sperrin Outdoors.

Sperrin Outdoors sell a range of apparel and accessories for outdoor pursuits, stocking popular brands including; Jack Wolfskin Clothing, Craghopper, Vango and Highlander Clothing.

For your chance to win this fantastic prize simply fill out the form on our Competition Page.

Join the ORNI Team!

Our parent company Outdoor Recreation NI is hiring. Join us to improve the nation’s health and well-being and drive activity tourism. 

Outdoor Recreation NI are seeking driven and enthusiastic team players to join our dynamic team leading the strategic direction of outdoor recreation development across Northern Ireland.

A passion for the outdoors will help, but first and foremost ORNI is seeking candidates who reflect the ambition, drive and dedication to producing a first-rate service for our clients and external stakeholders.

Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2FzwE9k

DAERA Wildfire Survey

Wildfires are a threat to people, property, wildlife and the countryside. Share your views about how to address this threat. 

An online public engagement exercise has been opened by DAERA seeking your views about wildfires and what we can do to reduce the number of wildfires in the countryside and to reduce impacts to the environment and to communities when such incidents occur. Please take a few minutes to complete this Survey. Deadline 16th March 2018.

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