Woodland walks in Northern Ireland

Explore the woods in Mount Stewart Demesne

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 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!

A view across Lough Erne at Crom, Co Fermanagh

Crom's parkland

Crom in County Fermanagh has an ancient parkland, with castle ruins and some of Britain's greatest trees.

Children climbing a tree

Take 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.

A heron flying

Crom wildlife walk

Take a wildlife walk through one of the UKs most important nature reserves with a tranquil landscape of islands, woodland and historic ruins.

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.

Row of lime trees at The Argory

Lime Tree walk

Join us for a stroll through the Lime Tree walk - an avenue of pollarded lime trees under planted by snowdrops and spring flowers.