Top winter walks in Northern Ireland

Winter is coming, but that's no reason to stay indoors. Our wonderful winter walks are worth braving the cold, so grab your hat, gloves and scarf, to embark on one of these bracing strolls. From woodland trails to mountain paths, there’s a route to suit every age and ability.

Fantastic views can be seen from Audley's Castle across the Lough before the trail meanders into the woodlands..

Winter walks at Castle Ward

Wrap up warm and take a walk around the stunning landscape at Castle Ward this winter.

Snowdrops at Florence Court

Discover winter at Florence Court

Find the splashes of colour amongst the winter weather will a stroll around the gardens and trails at Florence Court.

The Temple of the Winds surrounded in snow at Mount Stewart

Winter walks at Mount Stewart

Experience a different side of Mount Stewart on the Red Trail - a circular walk that takes you through woodland and farmland with dramatic views across Strangford Lough from Temple of the Winds. Come early morning or late afternoon and you might see a red squirrel foraging for acorns.

Dust off the cobwebs and enjoy a frosty walk around The Argory grounds.

Winter time at The Argory

Blow away the cobwebs and enjoy a refreshing walk in a frosty garden. From tree-lined walkways to spectacular landscapes that seem to look their best with a sprinkle of Jack Frost, we’ve tons of spaces and places to explore during the cold winter months.

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.

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.

Divis and the Black Mountain, County Antrim

On a bright sunny winter's day there's nothing more invigorating than a climb up Divis and the Black Mountain. At the top you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of Belfast and beyond. The weather can change quickly on the mountain, so please dress appropriately.