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Discover top tips for getting out walking with the family, as well as some not to be missed walking festivals and events taking place across Northern Ireland.

Top Tips For Walking As A Family

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to picturesque walking locations in Northern Ireland. But where is your favourite place to explore as a family?

In this blog Kelly Hargie author of 'Every Treasure', shares some of her tops tips for getting your family out exploring.

Click here to read our latest blog 'Top Tips For Walking As A Family In Northern Ireland'

Walking Festivals (Dates For Your Diary)

Walking Festival season is back for 2018 and this year we have lots of dates for you to put in your diary.

Mourne International Walking Festival, Fri 22nd - Sun 24th June, Newcastle, Co. Down
Winner of the 2017 WalkNI Award for 'Favourite Walking Festival / Event', this internationally recognised festival offers walkers of all levels stunning routes in the Mourne Mountains and surrounding countryside.

Castlerock Walkfest, Sat 8th Sept, Castlerock, Co. Derry~Londonderry
A range of guided walks along the beautiful North Coast including hill, challenge, nordic and family level walks. 

Sperrins & Killeter Walking Festival, Sat 15th & Sun 16th Sept, Sperrins, Co. Tyrone
An opportunity to explore the beauty, history and heritage of the Sperrins and Killeter regions. Walks are available at a variety of levels.

Wee Binnians Walking Festival, Fri 21st - Sun 23rd Sept, Warrenpoint, Co. Down
An action packed programme of guided mountain and lowland walks in the Mournes, Slieve Gullion and Cooley Mountains.

Glenarm Walking Festival, Sat 29th & Sun 30th Sept, Glenarm, Co. Antrim
Glenarm Walk Leaders are back with their highly anticipated Walking Festival promising fantastic walks, great company and great food.

For more walking festivals check out WalkNI.com

Upcoming Walking Tours

Sometimes the best way to explore somewhere new is with someone who knows it best. 

Fairhead Walking Tour, Sat 5th May, Nine Glens Walking Tours, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim
Walk and explore Casan Fhir Leith, known locally as Grey Man's path and learn about the coalmines below your feet that helped power the industrial revolution. 

Sail Across The Vikings Fjord, Fri 11th May, Walk The Lecale Peninsula, Strangford, Co. Down
Discover the rich heritage of Strangford & Portaferry, two hidden gems of the Mourne Coastal Route uniquely connected by Europe's oldest ferry service.  

For more tour dates and locations visit WalkNI.com

Be Inspired By The Outdoors

Field Studies Council (FSC) works with people of all ages to teach them about the natural world. FSC has recently opened a second Northern Ireland location in Tollymore, Co. Down to deliver fantastic fieldwork and outdoor learning opportunities for schools.

Join FSC this July for their first Outdoor Learning Symposium from Fri 6th to Sun 8th July, a brilliant activity-packed weekend for anyone interested in the outdoors. Workshops set to include: Navigation Training, New Technologies and walks to help improve mental health. Full details of these and other workshops (including workshop sessions for children) can be found online.

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.

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