Top six walking trails for keeping fit

Get fit on one of our challanging walking trails

Have you set yourself the challenge of getting fit this year? There are lots of ways to improve your fitness level in the outdoors rather than the gym.

Walking, jogging, running, cycling and hiking can all be enjoyed in the countryside and woodlands that we look after. Breathe in the clean air and put your fitness levels to the test with one of these more challenging walking trails. Just don’t forget to pause to take in the stunning view!

Chimney stacks at the Giant's Causeway, Co Antrim

Giant’s Causeway Yellow Trail

The Yellow Trail starts at Runkerry Head and ends at Hamilton's Seat, marking the perimeter of the World Heritage Site, and becomes the Green Trail and Red Trail in part.

The Giant's Ring path, Minnowburn

Giant's Ring trail at Minnowburn

Discover the ancient and modern influences that make up the landscape of the Lagan Valley around Minnowburn.

Castle Ward Mansion House

Castle Ward boundary trail

An eight-mile trail that takes in some stunning sights around Castle Ward.

Enjoy views across Fermanagh from the Red Trail viewpoint

Florence Court Red Trail

A trail through the forest park at Florence Court which rewards walkers with views across Fermanagh and beyond at its peak.

Student surveying Grangemore

Downhill Demesne walk

Come and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the stunning Downhill Demesne with its beautiful sheltered gardens and cliff walks.

Two women walking along one of the demesne trails at Mount Stewart

Red Trail

Mount Stewart is typical early Irish demesne, with a wide range of open vista farmland, woodland, orchards, follies, alongside the house, and exotic garden. Since 1744, explore the demesne woodlands and farmland which have remained much within their original plantations and field systems.