Summer walks in Northern Ireland

The longer days and warm evenings are ideal for exploring the many walking trails that crisscross through our beautiful coast and countryside

People walk along the beach

Walking at Portstewart Strand

The coast at Portstewart Strand provides the perfect backdrop for a walk. Pick up the long Causeway Coast Way or fill an afternoon on a guided dune walk.

Group standing at the viewpoint from Hamilton's seat

See the Causeway like never before

The Giant’s Causeway Cliff-top Experience is a fantastic 5-mile hike from the ruin of Dunseverick Castle to Northern Ireland’s first World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway.

Children sitting on the edge of the fountain at Mount Stewart House

Explore the garden at Mount Stewart

The garden at Mount Stewart, County Down, is an enchanted place, with lots of different areas to explore with your family. Don't miss the mythical animals on Dodo Terrace.

Follow the coastal path from Kearney and see what sea birds you can spot

Kearney Coastal Walk 

This scenic coastal walk follows the rocky shoreline along the southern tip of the Ards Peninsula. It's ideal for bird spotting with oystercatcher, rock pipit, shelduck and gannet all commonly seen here.

Climb to the top of Divis Mountain for panoramic views of Belfast

Divis Mountain Summit Trail 

This three mile walk takes you through open heath and blanket bog following a way marked trail to the highest peak on Divis Mountain. Overlooking the city below and with magnificent views of Lough Neagh, the Mourne Mountains and Strangford Lough there is no better vantage point on a clear summers day.

An autumnal view of the house from the Killynure path

The lake walk at Castle Coole

Follow this historic track around Lough Coole and discover beautiful vistas at every turn and an abundance of wildlife and water birds.