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Walking Banagher Glen Walk ( Download : )
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Banagher Glen Walk
distance 6.16 km Vertical gain +132 m Vertical drop -132 m Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Limavady

Short walk through the steep wooded Banagher Glen, one of the oldest ancient oak woodlands in Ireland to Altnaheglish Reservoir and Banagher Dam. Surfaced road from car park to dam with some very steep sections.
Banagher Nature Reserve is one of 50 similar reserves in Northern Ireland

Walking Ballymacormick Point Walk ( Download : )
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Ballymacormick Point Walk
distance 5.35 km Vertical gain +4 m Vertical drop -6 m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in North Down

This rocky outcrop along the shores of Belfast Lough, on the west side of Groomsport is covered in gorse and shrubs, good for rough walking, and for spotting birds, flowers and foxes.
Ballymacormick is just on the edge of Belfast Lough, so there are interesting views north and west.

Walking Ballykelly Bank Walk ( Download : )
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Ballykelly Bank Walk
distance 6.98 km Vertical gain +3 m Vertical drop -3 m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Limavady

Lough Foyle is a sheltered haven on the Atlantic coast, a refuge for sailors, wintering birds, breeding seals and walkers. This is an inspiring off-road, level walk, for most of its length alongside a freshwater pond with reed beds and the expanse of Lough Foyle the other side of the sea wall!

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Causeway Coastal Way - Ballintoy to Bushmills
distance 17.63 km Vertical gain +424 m Vertical drop -426 m Durée 6h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Moyle

Discover the wonders that lie along the Causeway Coast, including Portballintrae, Portbradden, Dunseverick Harbour and the Giant’s Causeway. The route includes walking on beaches, across rocks and along cliff top paths following the Causeway Coast Way, one of the most spectacular cliff top paths in the UK!

Walking Aughrim Hill Wood Walk ( Download : )
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distance 1.04 km Vertical gain +49 m Vertical drop -0 m Durée 0h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Newry and Mourne

Aughrim Hill, situated in the heartland of the Mourne mountains in County Down, will be transformed from a bare hillside with no tree cover to a habitat with over 110,000 native trees. In total the new woodland habitat stretches to 60 hectares. There are a few options for routes to choose from so you can see Co. Down from lots of different angles.

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Argory lime tree Walk - Dungannon
distance 1.62 km Vertical gain +8 m Vertical drop -8 m Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dungannon

The Lime Tree walk is an avenue of pollarded lime trees under planted by snowdrops and spring flowers. This walk passes The majestic Argory oak plantation, returning to the house by the main drive. This is an alternative shorter version of the Argory Blackwater river Walk - Dungannon.

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Argory Blackwater river Walk - Dungannon
distance 2.56 km Vertical gain +8 m Vertical drop -8 m Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dungannon

Surrounding by nature, enjoy this walk by following the Blackwater River around the estate and cross the industrial-age Bond’s Bridge. This is a longer version of the Argory lime tree Walk - Dungannon.

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distance 10.86 km Vertical gain +414 m Vertical drop -145 m Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Larne

For this 1rst section of the Antrim Hills Way, enjoy fine views open out to Slemish as you reach Black Hill and some coastal views improve as you progress afterward, with the hills of Scotland and the rocky outcrops of the Maidens, or Hulin Rocks, all clearly visible out to sea

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distance 10.57 km Vertical gain +261 m Vertical drop -214 m Durée 3h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ballymena

This final section of the Antrim Hills Way,
For safety reasons dogs are not allowed even if on a lead.

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distance 15.33 km Vertical gain +298 m Vertical drop -362 m Durée 5h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Larne

For this 2nd section of the Antrim Hills Way, enjoy views of cliffs of Agnew’s Hill and long views open out along the Glenwherry Valley, with the windfarm at the top of Elliot’s Hill before going past Donaghy's Bridge and reach Greenmount Hill Farm & Agricultural College. For safety reasons dogs are not allowed even if on a lead.

Walking Antrim Hills Way ( Download : )
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distance 36.76 km Vertical gain +973 m Vertical drop -721 m Durée 3 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Larne

Featuring expansive panoramas and challenging climbs, this walk traverses cliffs, moorland and country tracks before leading to Slemish Mountain. Crossing some of the most scenic upland areas in the Antrim Glens, this walk provides uninterrupted views over many miles of Northern Ireland. Mountain walkers will love the challenge of the steep climbs to an exposed landscape, negotiating ground cover of heather, tussocky grasses and reeds and jumping over streams and damp bogs.

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An Creagán Biodiversity Trail
distance 0.43 km Vertical gain +3 m Vertical drop -3 m Durée 0h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Omagh

An Creagán Boidiversity Trail provides a safe and friendly place to de-stress in a uniquely tranquil and picturesque environment. Starting from An Creagán the walk begins with a Biodiversity Trail and a series of panels on the plants found on the bogs of Creggan. The walk continues through the forest where a variety of wildlife can be observed, the trail makes its way along the Glasagh Burn with beautiful views of Cashel mountain.

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Ballymoyer Woodland, Armagh
distance 4.46 km Vertical gain +68 m Vertical drop -65 m Durée 1h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Newry and Mourne

The route leaves from the car park at the Junction of Ballymoyer Road and Drumcrow Road. It initially follows the Creggan River and then winds it way through the mixed woodland of a fairy glen with deep mossy and ferned banks before returning back to the starting point.

Walking Annalong Coastal Path ( Download : )
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Annalong Coastal Path
distance 3.39 km Vertical gain +7 m Vertical drop -7 m Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Newry and Mourne

At the start of this walk take time to visit the Annalong Cornmill (open during summer months) situated at the picturesque Annalong Harbour. This shoreline walk takes in magnificient views of the Mourne Mountains.

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distance 2.07 km Vertical gain +13 m Vertical drop -13 m Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Coleraine

A short walk from Port Tara Holiday Home around Portballintrae, ideal for walking the dog or if you don't have a lot of time but want to see some stunning sea views.

Walking Darkley to Keady ( Download : )
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distance 11.10 km Vertical gain +54 m Vertical drop -104 m Durée 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Armagh

Route goes through Darkley Village past Darkley Mill & Chimney, off-road past Darkley Lake, follows narrow roads past Darkley Lake, Tullynawood Lake, Gentle Owens Lake, Clay Ringfort & Souterrain and Clea Lake, Then along Clay Road, past Cargaclogher Ancient Enclosure and descend to Keady. We take a short loop, past Keady Monument and Old Mill to finish at the Tommy Makem Arts & Community Centre. This is a hilly walk and, on the lane/track past Darkley Lake, it can be rough underfoot and wet.

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distance 33.39 km Vertical gain +295 m Vertical drop -296 m Durée 1 day Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Armagh

A 21 - 27 mile walk through the Hills, along the Rivers, past the Mills and around the Lakes of Keady Village in County Armagh.

Walking Tassagh Bridge to Darkley ( Download : )
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distance 9.89 km Vertical gain +163 m Vertical drop -57 m Durée 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Armagh

Our route is via Dundrum Road upstream along the Callan Valley through Granemore Crossroads, along Lower Darkley Road to cross the Callan. Then along Annvale Road past Linen Vale and back over the Callan, across the A29 to follow Mountain Lodge Road past Aughnagurgan Lake, Mountain Lodge Church and Darkley Forest. Pass onto Upper Darkley Road, along the north-eastern side of Tullynawood Lake, over the Callan and on past Darkley Mill & Chimney to finish just north of Darkley Village.

Walking Keady to Tassagh Bridge ( Download : )
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distance 12.39 km Vertical gain +70 m Vertical drop -135 m Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Armagh

Our route is via Clea River, past Keady Mill, Keady Glen, Keady Viaduct, Glen Road and through Keady Glen Park to Annvale, Then along Annvale Road, Granemore Road, Tassagh Road to cross the Clea River, Batchelor's Walk, Keady Road, Killyreavy Road, Iskymeadow Road, Tassagh Viaduct and along Dundrum Road to finish at Tassagh Bridge. The first 5.7 miles of this walk is hilly, the rest climbs gradually along the Callan River Valley to Tassagh Bridge.

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