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The Best Hiking Trails in Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

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Photo of Ulster Way Part 4: Hills and Mountains of County Antrim Photo of Ulster Way: Part 3 and the Causeway Coast Path Photo of Ulster Way: Part 2 Mellon Country Inn to Coleraine
  • near Ballycastle, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    76.47mi
    Elevation +
    7018f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo ofUlster Way Part 4: Hills and Mountains of County Antrim Photo ofUlster Way Part 4: Hills and Mountains of County Antrim Photo ofUlster Way Part 4: Hills and Mountains of County Antrim

    The E2 European Long Distance Path was intended to extend from Galway in Ireland to Nice in France, however the Irish section has not been defined. So in the 50th year of the E-paths I have been following a possible rout...

  • near Coleraine, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    35.45mi
    Elevation +
    2805f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo ofUlster Way: Part 3 and the Causeway Coast Path Photo ofUlster Way: Part 3 and the Causeway Coast Path Photo ofUlster Way: Part 3 and the Causeway Coast Path

    The E2 European Long Distance Path was intended to extend from Galway in Ireland to Nice in France, however the Irish section has not been defined. So in the 50th year of the E-paths I have been following a possible rout...

  • near Mountjoy, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    92.62mi
    Elevation +
    9541f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo ofUlster Way: Part 2 Mellon Country Inn to Coleraine Photo ofUlster Way: Part 2 Mellon Country Inn to Coleraine Photo ofUlster Way: Part 2 Mellon Country Inn to Coleraine

    The E2 European Long Distance Path was intended to extend from Galway in Ireland to Nice in France, however the Irish section has not been defined. So in the 50th year of the E-paths I have been following a possible rout...

  • near Belcoo, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    82.43mi
    Elevation +
    5955f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo ofUlster Way: Part 1 Belcoo to Mellon Country Inn Photo ofUlster Way: Part 1 Belcoo to Mellon Country Inn Photo ofUlster Way: Part 1 Belcoo to Mellon Country Inn

    The E2 European Long Distance Path was intended to extend from Galway in Ireland to Nice in France, however the Irish section has not been defined. So in the 50th year of the E-paths I have been following a possible rout...

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  • Belfast mural walk

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    near Cathedral's Quarter, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    2.96mi
    Elevation +
    46f
    TrailRank
    53| Rating 4.84
    Photo ofBelfast mural walk Photo ofBelfast mural walk Photo ofBelfast mural walk

    Very easy walk on both sides of the Peace Wall all showing many interesting wall paintings. Not a pretty walk, but a very interesting historical one.

    La he seguido en gran parte
    minavarrito
    La ruta l'he seguit el dia 23/06/2023 gràcies per pejar-la
    Jorrovpuj
  • Ireland R01-X01 Giant's Causeway

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    near Portballintrae, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    5.89mi
    Elevation +
    443f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofIreland R01-X01 Giant's Causeway Photo ofIreland R01-X01 Giant's Causeway Photo ofIreland R01-X01 Giant's Causeway

    IE-R01-X01 Portballintrae - Giant's Causeway and back Best way to enjoy the Giant's Causeway. Starts at Salmon Rock Beach, Portballintrae, and follows approximately the old 3-foot gauge railway through the dunes of Ru...

  • Mourne Mountains - Slieve Binnian

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    near Glasdrumman, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.05mi
    Elevation +
    2005f
    TrailRank
    47| Rating 4.75
    Photo ofMourne Mountains - Slieve Binnian Photo ofMourne Mountains - Slieve Binnian Photo ofMourne Mountains - Slieve Binnian

    A beautiful and family friendly summer day-trip. Probably a lot more challenging on colder months. The ascent on the last leg is steep but solid and the view from the top is very rewarding. There's a visible trail most ...

    Beautiful walk on a glorious windy day. I did the loop anti-clockwise which is the less populated route. Highly recommen...
    AidanPed
    Nice one 👍 Thanks for sharing
    Ytang
    We did it in reverse. Fantastic trail! You have to be fairly fit for this one. Coming down Binnian is fairly tough going...
    Pwilliams
  • near Glasdrumman, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    6.65mi
    Elevation +
    1729f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofSpences River, Rocky Mnt, Annalong Valley Photo ofSpences River, Rocky Mnt, Annalong Valley Photo ofSpences River, Rocky Mnt, Annalong Valley

    Ray and Diane led our little walking group round this track in an area of the Mournes that I'm not overly familiar with. It was so enjoyable I decided to write it up a little. The first stretch going up close to Spences ...

    Despite its listing, this walk is not Easy. It is usually Moderate, and is Difficult in places. We attempted it on a day...
    ben72
  • Eagle Mountain circuit

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    near Square, N Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    9.75mi
    Elevation +
    2972f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo ofEagle Mountain circuit Photo ofEagle Mountain circuit Photo ofEagle Mountain circuit

    Lovely circuit in the western Mournes taking in Pigeon Rock, Slieve Slievemoughanmore and Eagle Mountain. The route to Eagle Mountain is straightforward - just need to follow the wall, keeping it on your left. The path d...

  • near Dunseverick, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.27mi
    Elevation +
    2247f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo ofDunseverick to Giant's Causeway and back Photo ofDunseverick to Giant's Causeway and back Photo ofDunseverick to Giant's Causeway and back

    This is a stunning hilltop walk on good gravel paths. There are some uneven steps which could grade it moderate rather than easy. However, on a clear day, the views of Rathlin Island, Scotland, Donegal and the Giant's Ca...

  • near Kilcoo, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    10.15mi
    Elevation +
    3366f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofMuck - Slievenaglogh - Silent Valley - Doan Photo ofMuck - Slievenaglogh - Silent Valley - Doan Photo ofMuck - Slievenaglogh - Silent Valley - Doan

    This is a lovely route which I've done a couple of times. The bulk of it is away from the main paths frequented by walkers, so you'll likely be on your own for most of the time. However, it also means that the walking is...

  • Craigdoo, Spelga and Slievenamuck

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    near Kilcoo, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    6.90mi
    Elevation +
    1161f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofCraigdoo, Spelga and Slievenamuck Photo ofCraigdoo, Spelga and Slievenamuck Photo ofCraigdoo, Spelga and Slievenamuck

    A nice loop around hills that are rarely frequented, with an interesting little gully. A fair bit is off piste, and a bit boggy in some parts, but overall the going is fairly straightforward. Could also be done by parkin...

  • near Bushmills, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    8.34mi
    Elevation +
    449f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofCauseway Coast Way (from Bushmills to Portrush) Photo ofCauseway Coast Way (from Bushmills to Portrush) Photo ofCauseway Coast Way (from Bushmills to Portrush)

    La ruta comença al centre del poble de Bushmills, des del qual es segueix la via del tren que va fins al centre de visitants del Giant's Causeway. A mig camp de golf, es deixa de seguir la via del tren per girar cap a l'...

  • near Portballintrae, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    8.42mi
    Elevation +
    617f
    TrailRank
    41| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofGiant's Causeway from Portballintrae Photo ofGiant's Causeway from Portballintrae Photo ofGiant's Causeway from Portballintrae

    This is a beautiful walk, mostly on trail, along a rugged coast to the Giant's Causeway, an extremely popular tourist attraction. There were plenty of people there even on a weekday in mid-September. Most people visit by...

    El recorrido es facil y permite unas vistas magníficas de La Calzada de los Gigantes y su entorno, da una visión mas com...
    Loli sanchez
  • Portballintrae-Giants Causeway

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    near Portballintrae, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    8.17mi
    Elevation +
    640f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofPortballintrae-Giants Causeway Photo ofPortballintrae-Giants Causeway Photo ofPortballintrae-Giants Causeway

    Portballintrae-Giants Causeway This is a beautiful walk, mostly on trail, along a rugged coast to the Giant's Causeway, an extremely popular tourist attraction. Most people visit by driving to the Visitor Center, where ...

  • Dundrum-Murlough Bay

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    near Dundrum, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    5.82mi
    Elevation +
    46f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofDundrum-Murlough Bay Photo ofDundrum-Murlough Bay Photo ofDundrum-Murlough Bay

    This is an easy, beautiful 9 kilometres walk along the beach and back on good tracks through the Murlough Nature Reserve. Today the views were splendid and the skies were magnificent.

  • near Church Hill, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    4.32mi
    Elevation +
    656f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofBlackslee Waterfall Walk | Marble Arch Caves Geopark Photo ofBlackslee Waterfall Walk | Marble Arch Caves Geopark Photo ofBlackslee Waterfall Walk | Marble Arch Caves Geopark

    This walking route takes you deep into Blackslee forest, along forest tracks, where coniferous plantations comprising mainly of Sitka spruce dominate. Sitka spruce is commonly used for commercial timber production in Ire...

  • near Dunseverick, N Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.55mi
    Elevation +
    758f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 4.89
    Photo ofDunseverick to Giant's Causeway Circular Photo ofDunseverick to Giant's Causeway Circular Photo ofDunseverick to Giant's Causeway Circular

    Stunning walk with great views across to Rathlin Island, the Isle of Islay, Mull of Kintyre and to Malin Head in Donegal. Finish the cliff walk at the world famous Giant's Causeway and return to start point on road.

    Bon plan pour le parking, merci 👍🏻
    Lne
    Very beautiful track. From Giant Causeway we took same way back to start, but you can also take bus to starting point or...
    Rick Vlaming
    Ruta muy sencilla. Se aparca en un pequeño parking gratuito en Dunseverick Castle y se toma el camino que sale hacia la ...
    mario.arranz
  • near Glasdrumman, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    9.24mi
    Elevation +
    2556f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofSlieve Beg via the Devil's Coachroad Photo ofSlieve Beg via the Devil's Coachroad Photo ofSlieve Beg via the Devil's Coachroad

    An adventurous route through the Mournes with a challenging scree climb and the chance to explore a couple of caves. From the Carrick Little car park we headed up the Annalong Valley track and arrived near the entrance ...

  • near Glasdrumman, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    6.47mi
    Elevation +
    2077f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofBinnian loop, returning via Binnian Lough Photo ofBinnian loop, returning via Binnian Lough Photo ofBinnian loop, returning via Binnian Lough

    This is my favourite way of doing the magnificent Slieve Binnian. A note of appreciation too for those who have done such a fantastic job improving the paths up and down! Follow the usual route up by the Mourne wall u...

    Fabulous walk
    dermotplace
  • Mournes waterside loop

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    near Glasdrumman, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    10.20mi
    Elevation +
    1847f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofMournes waterside loop Photo ofMournes waterside loop Photo ofMournes waterside loop

    A fairly long but really enjoyable walk through the Mournes which, after the trek up to the pass between Lamagan and Binnian, follows a number of paths beside water. Wikiloc recorded it as about 3 and a half hours moving...

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