Woodland walks in Northern Ireland

Reconnect with nature with a woodland walk

There's something magical about a woodland walk, listening to the birdsong, discovering fungi and seeing what wildlife you can spot. Luckily Northern Ireland offers a superb selection of walks for families and serious ramblers alike.

Whether you want a soothing stroll or a  more energetic hike, we've lots of walking trails through awe-inspiring woodlands where you can keep in tune with nature...

A family walks through the beech trees at Castle Coole

Castle Coole Beech Trail

A tranquil walk on paths through the Beech Wood at Castle Coole, passing the 18th century Ice House.

A red squirrel resting on the branch of a tree

Red Squirrel trail

How many of these little critters will you spot? A great walk for kids and adults alike.

Castle Ward Mansion House

Castle Ward boundary trail

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

Nugents Wood in Portaferry, County Down

Nugent’s Wood walk

Walk through wonderful mixed woodland to see wildlife and wildflowers at Nugent's Wood on the shores of Strangford Lough.

Explore the outdoors at one of our great natural play areas

Springhill's wild woodlands

Come and visit Springhill’s exciting natural play area, offering an amazing place for children to explore, run wild and have hours of endless fun!

View of Crom Estate

Nature’s harvest walk at Crom

Discover a tranquil autumnal landscape of islands, woodland and historic ruins, on the shores of Upper Lough Erne in County Fermanagh.

The Bishops Play Trail

The Bishop's Play Trail

Try the Bishop's Play Trail and take on the spider’s web, climb the causeway stones, and balance on the walking see-saw.

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.

Lime Tree Walk at the changing of the seasons

Lime Tree walk

Join us along the Lime Tree walk as the golden shades of autumn start to show and the leaves start to fall.