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Top Rated Walks of 2017

Posted on December 8, 2017 @ 2:31 PM in Walking

Where was everyone walking this year?  We take a look back at some of the best comments left on WalkNI to find out where you loved exploring in 2017.  With testimonials from those who have explored the trails first hand, WalkNI commenters share their thoughts and opinions to help you decide where to take a hike next.



Carrick-A-Rede, 0.7 miles linear (one way), Ballintoy, Co. Antrim
"The most beautiful place I've ever seen, will always hold a special place in my heart..." Lee Minton-Cannell (Feb, 2017)

Slieve Binnian

Slieve Binnian, 7 miles circular, Annalong Village, Mourne Mountains, Co. Down
"The views from the top were simply stunning and the walk along the ridge was well worth the climb!" Sheila Jamieson (March, 2017)

North Antrim Cliff Path

North Antrim Cliff Path- Dunseverick to Giants Causeway, 4.8 miles linear (one way), Bushmills, Co. Antrim
"Simply the most scenic coastal walk in the world!" John McCurdy (March, 2017)

Orlock Point

Orlock Point, 3 miles circular, Donaghadee, Co. Down
"One word AMAZING!" David Dolce (April, 2017)

Moyle Way

Moyle Way, 26 miles linear (one way), Ballycastle, Co. Antrim
"Great experience, beautiful scenery and a real sense of peace and solitude" A Walker (June, 2017)


Killard National Nature Reserve, 1.3 miles circular, Strangford, Co. Down
"An easy walk, beautiful coastal views and rock pools." Caroline Murphy (June, 2017)

Lough Navar Forest Park

Lough Navar Forest: Blackslee Waterfall Walk, 4 miles circular, Derrygonnelly, Co.Fermanagh
"Saw deer and found wild strawberries and raspberries along the way...A lovely afternoon walk." Margarita (July, 2017)

Fairhead Northern Ireland

Fairhead, 1.5- 3.4 miles circular, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim
"Beautiful scenery of the north Antrim coast, Rathlin and out to Scotland. Relatively easy walk which is well marked . Well worth the visit." Mags (July, 2017)

Ronan's Way

Ronan's Way, 0.9- 3.4 miles circular, Cushendun, Co. Antrim
"The red route was one of the best walks of my life (I'm 72!)" John Rayman (August, 2017)

Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island Roonivoolin Walk, 4 mile circular, Rathlin Village, Co. Antrim
"One of the most beautiful and best birding spots I have ever been to." Antonio Salvadori, Canada (October, 2017)

Find out what people are saying about other walks across Northern Ireland on WalkNI. Don't forget to add your review to walks you enjoy.

Jayne Woodrow
Jayne Woodrow  Marketing Officer & Active Clubs Coordinator for Walking

Jayne joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in March 2014. She oversees the marketing and communication on WalkNI, OutdoorNI and Walking in Your Community Project. Most recently she has been working with Parkrun Ireland & UK to introduce the 'Walk @ parkrun' initiative.

1 comment has been posted in reply to this article

Posted by Michael on December 15, 2017 @ 12:50 PM

Moyle Way!! I doubt it :-D

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