Top dog walking spots in Northern Ireland

 A puppy exploring the gardens at Mount Stewart

We have lots of amazing outdoor places and spaces that are perfect for exploring with your dog. Here's our top spots for dog walkers in Northern Ireland...

Our top dog-friendly places

We welcome dogs on leads into all your favourite National Trust places across Northern Ireland including Mount Stewart and Castle Ward.

Dogs love playing on the sand, so why not take your four-legged friends for a walk on the beach at Portstewart Strand or Murlough Nature Reserve

Explore the walking trails with your dog at Divis and the Black Mountain and enjoy spectacular panoramic views over Belfast. Or wander through the meadow and woodland walks at Minnowburn, Downhill Demesne or Castle Coole.

There are also a number of places where your dog can go wild.  Let your dog off their lead at the training area at Mount Stewart (opposite car park 2) or at the dog exercise area at Rowallane Garden.

Dog-friendly cottages are perfect for a holiday with man’s best friend.  ‘The Potter's Cottage’ is a quaint single storey cottage in a corner of the Castle Ward demesne which your dog is bound to love.