The Best Trails in Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

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Photo of Slieve Donard via Black Stairs, returning via Crossone and Millstone Mountain Photo of Costa R07 Portballintrae - Giant's Causeway Photo of Mourne Mountains - Slieve Binnian
  • near Portballintrae, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    5.89mi
    Elevation +
    443f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Costa R07 Portballintrae - Giant's Causeway Photo of Costa R07 Portballintrae - Giant's Causeway Photo of Costa R07 Portballintrae - Giant's Causeway

    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 Runkerry Beac...

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  • Mourne Mountains - Slieve Binnian

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    near Glasdrumman, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.05mi
    Elevation +
    2005f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Mourne Mountains - Slieve Binnian Photo of Mourne Mountains - Slieve Binnian Photo of Mourne 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 ...

    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
    A pleasant route with rewarding views throughout. I prefer to take the loop anticlockwise, as the trail towards Blue Lou...
    jackpendleton
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  • near Glasdrumman, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    6.65mi
    Elevation +
    1729f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Spences River, Rocky Mnt, Annalong Valley Photo of Spences River, Rocky Mnt, Annalong Valley Photo of Spences 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
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  • Eagle Mountain circuit

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    near Square, N Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    9.75mi
    Elevation +
    2972f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo of Eagle Mountain circuit Photo of Eagle Mountain circuit Photo of Eagle 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...

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

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  • near Kilcoo, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    10.15mi
    Elevation +
    3366f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Muck - Slievenaglogh - Silent Valley - Doan Photo of Muck - Slievenaglogh - Silent Valley - Doan Photo of Muck - 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...

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  • Craigdoo, Spelga and Slievenamuck

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

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  • near Portballintrae, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    8.42mi
    Elevation +
    617f
    TrailRank
    41| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Giant's Causeway from Portballintrae Photo of Giant's Causeway from Portballintrae Photo of Giant'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...
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  • Mournes waterside loop

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    near Glasdrumman, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    10.20mi
    Elevation +
    1847f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Mournes waterside loop Photo of Mournes waterside loop Photo of Mournes 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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  • Slieve Donard from Newcastle

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    near Newcastle, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.46mi
    Elevation +
    2723f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Slieve Donard from Newcastle Photo of Slieve Donard from Newcastle Photo of Slieve Donard from Newcastle

    From Newcastle city to Mourne Mountains. Up, follow path of stone and roots. There is a forest on the right side and the valley with river on the left side. When you reach the stone wall, turn left and follow the wall t...

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  • near Glasdrumman, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    9.24mi
    Elevation +
    2556f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Slieve Beg via the Devil's Coachroad Photo of Slieve Beg via the Devil's Coachroad Photo of Slieve 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 ...

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  • near Dunseverick, N Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.55mi
    Elevation +
    758f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 4.89
    Photo of Dunseverick to Giant's Causeway Circular Photo of Dunseverick to Giant's Causeway Circular Photo of Dunseverick 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
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  • near Bushmills, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    8.34mi
    Elevation +
    449f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Causeway Coast Way (from Bushmills to Portrush) Photo of Causeway Coast Way (from Bushmills to Portrush) Photo of Causeway 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'...

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  • Dundrum-Murlough Bay

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    near Dundrum, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    5.82mi
    Elevation +
    46f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Dundrum-Murlough Bay Photo of Dundrum-Murlough Bay Photo of Dundrum-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.

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  • near Portballintrae, N Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    5.53mi
    Elevation +
    377f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Portballintrae To The Giants Causeway Photo of Portballintrae To The Giants Causeway Photo of Portballintrae To The Giants Causeway

    This walk avoids the parking charge of £8 per person that the National trust imposes. The toilets that are marked are the only ones available to the public who haven't paid to get into the visitor center and they are kin...

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  • Spelga Dam Loop

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    near Kilcoo, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    8.38mi
    Elevation +
    2474f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Spelga Dam Loop Photo of Spelga Dam Loop Photo of Spelga Dam Loop

    Can park in the carpark at the dam. Walk west along road and enter at NI Water gates. Rise along side of pine trees. slievenamishan and Cock Mountain nice climb thro the heather no path. Pigeon Rock is to the south. Foll...

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  • Seven x 7’s

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    Trail Running
    near Widows Row, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    19.42mi
    Elevation +
    8658f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Seven x 7’s Photo of Seven x 7’s Photo of Seven x 7’s

    Seven 7's is a route in the mourne mountains co.down N.Ireland. This route visits the 7 peaks above 700Meters. I done it in the anti-clockwise direction. This route is an annual fell race and also charity walking route. ...

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  • near Moyad, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    9.13mi
    Elevation +
    2287f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Banns Rd, Slievenaglogh, Carn, Muck circuit Photo of Banns Rd, Slievenaglogh, Carn, Muck circuit Photo of Banns Rd, Slievenaglogh, Carn, Muck circuit

    Really nice walk overall as usual some stunning views. I particularly enjoyed clambering up to the summit of Slievenaglogh amid all the ripe bilberry bushes, and the little path along the western side of Lough Shannagh. ...

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  • Murlough Bay and Torr Head Loop

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    near Ballypatrick, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    3.19mi
    Elevation +
    299f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Murlough Bay and Torr Head Loop Photo of Murlough Bay and Torr Head Loop Photo of Murlough Bay and Torr Head Loop

    This is the most spectacular walk with great views of Rathlin Island and the Scottish coast. Some rocky stretches along the shoreline and steep ascents would rate it as difficult.

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  • Glenariff Forest Park

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    near Glenariff, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    5.55mi
    Elevation +
    830f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Glenariff Forest Park Photo of Glenariff Forest Park Photo of Glenariff Forest Park

    Lots of hike options on wide trails and tracks, some through forest and others high in open grasslands with good views down the glen. Many waterfalls in the lower part of the park. The cafe by the main car park is a good...

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  • Jordanstown

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    Road Bike
    near Jordanstown, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    16.89mi
    Elevation +
    1040f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Jordanstown Photo of Jordanstown Photo of Jordanstown

    Bit of a climb to start but forest trails and nice views as a reward. Probably shave at least half an hour of the time as I was taking photos.

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