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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Posted on December 17, 2014 @ 4:50 PM in Walking

Winter often has the power to transform our landscapes.  From snow-capped mountains, to misty lakes and glittering frost there are many beautiful scenes waiting to be discovered. 

Whether you want to take a short dander along the banks of a frozen river or fancy embarking on a more adventurous snow-capped mountain ramble, Northern Ireland’s landscape is full of great walking opportunities that come into their own in the winter months.  As proof we’ve put together this photoblog showcasing some of Northern Irelands great walks in the winter season as sent to us by our WalkNI fans - thanks for submitting some great snaps!

Click on the links below for free downloadable route descriptions and maps to head out for your own winter walks. 

Mourne Mountains, Co. Down

There were too many fantastic photos for us to include here so make sure to check out the 'Snow Covered Mournes' Album on the WalkNI Facebook page for even more stunning shots from walkers. 

Barnett Demesne, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Barnett Demesne 

Gortmore to Hell's Hole, Co. Derry~Londonderry


Glenariff Forest Park, Co. Antrim

Glenariff Forest Park

Divis & the Black Mountain, Belfast Hills, Co. Antrim

Divis Mountain

Belfast Castle, Co. Antrim

Belfast Castle

Botanic Gardens, Co. Antrim

Botanic Gardens

Sperrins, Co. Derry~Londonderry/Co. Tyrone


Sperrin Mountains

Cuilcagh Way, Co. Fermanagh

Cuilcagh Way

Moyle Way, Co. Antrim

Moyle Way

Causeway Coast Way, Co. Antrim

Causeway Coast Way

Minnowburn and Giant's Ring, Belfast, Co. Antrim 


If you’re out walking over the festive period don’t forget to use #WalkNI on Twitter and Instagram or email to share your winter walking snaps with us. 

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson  Marketing Officer

Sarah joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in 2011. A firm believer in giving anything a go at least once (unless it involves jumping out of a plane at 6,000ft!) she is always looking for new adventures in the outdoors and can often be found wandering the Mournes or Glens of Antrim attempting not to get lost!

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