Summer walks in Northern Ireland

Summer strolls demand scenic sights. Lace up for worthwhile walks at must-see places and spaces. Crisscross beaches and bogs as you meander broad boardwalks and challenging coastal paths.

Walking Divis Mountain offers views of Belfast

Divis Mountain Summit Trail 

With panoramic views over Belfast and beyond, walk into the wild with the city skyline as a backdrop. This three mile walk takes you on a way-marked trail to the highest point on Divis Mountain. Crossing open heath and blanket bog, overlook the city below with magnificent views of Lough Neagh, the Mourne Mountains and Strangford Lough. There is no better vantage point on a clear day. Find out more about how to access the two car parks as well as the cafe opening hours on our website.

People walk along the beach

Take a stroll along the shores

From crisp Autumn mornings to warm Summer evenings, there's no better place to roam than a beautiful beach like Portstewart Strand. With scenic sand dunes, dramatic cliffs and golden strands, its spectacular shores are made for walkers. Feel the sand between your toes and enjoy a paddle in the sea on a walk which will wow everyone.

Waves crash against the Giant's Causeway, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
Walking trail

The Red Trail 

With many unique viewing points along the way, this bracing clifftop trail boasts spectacular vistas of the world-famous Causeway Coast that are off the beaten track.

The gardens at Mount Stewart, voted one of the top 10 in the world

Mount Stewart, County Down 

With a Sunken Garden, Shamrock Garden, Spanish Garden and Italian Garden, the gardens at Mount Stewart have been voted in the top ten gardens in the world. The world-class gardens reflect a rich tapestry of design and planting artistry including a picturesque lake walk. A place of imagination, each of the formal gardens exudes a distinct character and appeal. The Formal Garden surrounding the house is themed with exotic plants from around the world and contain many rare plants which thrive in the mild climate of the Ards Peninsula.

Follow the coastal path from Kearney

Kearney Coastal Walk 

With its quaint cottages and eight-acre sandy beach, Kearney is a picture-perfect traditional fishing village. Full of character, the village offers views of the Mourne Mountains and this scenic coastal walk follows the rocky shoreline along the southern tip of the Ards Peninsula. With oystercatcher, rock pipit, shelduck and gannet all commonly seen here, pack your binoculars for some bird-watching.