Woodland walks in Northern Ireland

Family walk through the woodland trails at Mount Stewart

With forest trails, wooded glens and tree-lined avenues, take a wonderful woodland walk in Northern Ireland. As you listen to birdsong, spot local wildlife and discover fabulous fungi, you can escape the everyday with a visit to our places and spaces in Northern Ireland. We offer a superb selection of walks for families and serious ramblers alike.

Whether you want a soothing stroll or more energetic hike, take to our trails with an awe-inspiring woodland walk. 

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.

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

Play trail at Downhill Demesne

Become a nature detective and discover our brand new interactive nature and play trail at Bishops Gate.

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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 along the Lime Tree walk and marvel at these magnificent and unique wonders of nature.