Spring walks in Northern Ireland

Nothing lifts the spirits more than a spring walk. Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of nature and feel your stress float away as you explore our woodlands, countryside and garden trails.

The lake at Mount Stewart, County Down

Lake walk

Feed the birds on the lake, then explore Tir N’an Òg and visit the white stag.

Three girls in the walled garden at Springhill

Beech walk

Enjoy a stroll on a historic path as laid out by ‘Good Will’ in the late 1600’s. It’s a favourite walking route of the generations of Lenox-Conynghams who once lived here.

View across to Benaughlin mountain from the Summer House at Florence Court

Florence Court Blue Trail

A gentle, even gradient walk through native Irish woodland with historical estate features along the way, including the Florence Court Yew Tree.

View of Belfast from Black Mountain

Divis and the Black Mountain ridge trail

See the rich landscape and enjoy 180-degree views across the city and further afield.

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.

Two swans on Lough Coole

Castle Coole Lake Walk Trail

Take a pleasant, gentle walk around the tranquil Lough Coole, spotting wildlife and glimpses of the mansion house on the way.

Castle Ward Mansion House

Castle Ward boundary trail

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

Ponies on Murlough National Nature Reserve, County Down, Northern Ireland

Murlough south end nature trail

Enjoy a walk through the varying habitats of the Nature Reserve, via the beach, and see what wildlife you can spot.

Family fun at Portstewart Strand

Sand dune and estuary walk

Step into a different world with colourful wildflowers, butterflies and birds on our trail that meanders through 6,000 year-old dunes to the river edge at the Bann Estuary.

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.

People walking at Downhill Demesne

Downhill Demesne walk

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