You don’t have to go far to discover the beautiful scenery and exciting outdoor leisure activities Northern Ireland has to offer.
Local Outdoors is your guide to discovering great places to visit – you‘re just a click away from your next adventure.
Near Antrim Town
One of the most unique and historically intact gardens in the UK and throughout Ireland
Set in acres of unspoilt countryside with glacial lakes, wetlands and ancient peat bogs
Informal walking trails allow you explore the forest on foot.
This grassland walk is situated at the very tip of the Ards Peninsula at the mouth of Strangford Lough
Near Ballyronan Village
A picturesque boating and tourist facility which sits within the village of Ballyronan on the shores of Lough Neagh.
Near Dungiven or Feeny
Banagher Glen lies just three miles south-west of Dungiven, close to the Villages of Claudy, Feeney and Park and is a secluded, steep wooded glen leading to Altnaheglish Reservoir and Banagher Dam.
There is beautiful scenery all along the Bann up to Newry and the walk is accessible to people with wheelchairs and mobility scooters
Near Malone Road, Belfast
Enjoy outstanding beauty at Barnett's Demesne within easy reach of Belfast city centre. Popular with walkers and joggers due to its proximity to the River Lagan, Shaw's Bridge and Clement Wilson Park.
A semi-wild park in east Belfast between the Circular Road, the Cairnburn Road and the Belmont Road.
Near Village of Drumavalley, Magilligan
Seven miles of golden sand with views to Donegal
Visitors can enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside, Lough Foyle and Donegal from the shores of Binevenagh Lake
This walk offers amazing views as far as Scotland and the Isle of Man
Offers stunning coastal views
Near Moira Village
A 3 mile towpath suitable for walking and cycling
Near Ringsend & Limavady
A visit to Cam is particularly suitable for those wanting good access through largely unspoilt forests
Near Larne and Ballygally
Carnfunnock Country Park is packed full of exciting and unusual attractions to see and do
A pretty lock on Lower Bann river.
Near Lisnarick, Kesh, Irvinestown
Truly picturesque forest in Fermanagh with a variety of trails
Located in a dramatic setting of mountains and sea, this is one of the most oustanding tree and shrub collections in Europe featuring the world's largest permanent hedge maze.
Near Antrim Road Belfast
A scenic, challening walk on a Belfast landmark
Placed between Coleraine's two bridges, Christie Park is set in a stunning location with amazing views across the River Bann.
Near Malone Road, Belfast
A scenic area running through parkland in Lagain Valley Regional Park, alongside the River Lagan returning via the Lagan Towpath
Craigavon City Park has 180 hectares of parkland alongside the park's two man - made lakes.
The gentle incline of this walk takes the route of an old limestone railway track to the now disused Gortin Quarry
Excellent beaches, wooden glens and a stunning waterfall
The glen consists of an area of mixed woodland with a wide variety of trees, plants and birds.
Cuilcagh Mountain and the Marlbank area provides some of the most spectacular scenery in Fermanagh
Perfect for a fun family day out
Donard Forest Walk has the most spectacular viewpoints in County Down taking in areas such as Newcastle, Dundrum Bay, St John's Point and to the north west Slieve Croob.
Near Drumavalley, Magilligan
Award winning Beach with breathtaking views
Small mixed woodland inland from the North Coast, near Castlerock perfect for a family outing
A small yet varied and attractive forest estate located near Cookstown
Near Dungannon Town
Situated on the edge of Dungannon, this beautifully kept park is wonderful for exploring by bike or on foot
A 20 acre park 20 mins outside of Derry/Londonderry with a fun ecotrail
Part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark and is the setting for many outdoor activities such as walking and fishing
Situated on the north east shoulder of Cuilcagh mountain, Florence Court Forest Park covers an area of 1,200 hectares.
Part of the Newry Canal Towpath, this landmark is also known as 'Crack Bridge' due partly to the crack in its wall and partly to its use historically as a meeting place to share a bit of craic!
Near Edenderry Village, Belfast
A big earthwork circle, roughly 200m across, is a beautiful example of a 'henge' monument, built in about 2700BC during the Neolithic period.
Offers beautiful waterfalls and picturesque walks
Gortin Glen Forest Park is situated 6 miles outside Omagh at the Western Gateway to the Sperrin Mountains.
Gosford Forest Park - a historical park with associations to Jonathan Swift author of famous book 'Gulliver's Travels'. The park features beautiful waymarked walking trails where visitors can spot deer and other rare breeds
Offers some of the best shoreline views - great for wheelchairs and pushchairs
This short 1.5m circular walk near Bushfoot Golf Club in the north coast resort of Portballintrae takes in stunning North coast scenery
Enjoy a stroll through mature beech and oak at Huntly Wood Conservation and Amenity Area.
Near Ballymoney Town Centre
Various cycle routes start and finish at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre and Greenway
Beautiful Forest Park offering excellent views of the southern Mournes and Carlingford Lough
Situated at the mouth of Strangford Lough, opposite Ballyquintin. This rugged coastlien is rich with wildlife including orchids and other rarities, and interesting rock formations.
A great spot to feed the birds
Picturesque setting on shores of Lough Neagh
118 hectares of the foothills at the northern face of the Sperrin Mountains
Set in wild mountain scenery, Lough Fea is one of the many delightful lakes dotted throughout the Sperrins Region making this a renowned area for trout fishing
Near Derrygonnelly, Enniskillen
Spectacular views over Lower Lough Erne, Donegal Bay, the Blue Stack and Sperrin Mountains
Situated on the shores of Lough Neagh this park provides some excellent shoreline walks and cycle paths
Part of the Drumlins and Canal scenic cycling route
Loughgall Country Park is a rural haven of relaxation and recreation.
Walking around the shore of Loughmacrory is a refreshing and relaxing way to unwind.
One of Europe finest show caves and a great location from which to explore the Geopark.
Near Antrim Town
Beautiful and historic, Mill Race Trail is a site of importance in terms of its industrial heritage and wildlife value
Near Stockman's Lane, Belfast
A beautiful park located in South Belfast features a therapy garden
Near Derry, Claudy, Eglinton
Home to the highest waterfall in Ireland and red squirrels
Near Newry, Portadown
This cycle and walking route from the Bann Bridge in Portadown to the Town Hall in Newry is a 20 mile trip
North Down Coastal Path extends from Holywood in the west to Orlock in the east.
Near Ormeau, Belfast
Ormeau Park is the oldest municipal park in Belfast, officially opening to the public in 1871.
Near Lurgan, Craigavon, Portadown
Located on the shores of Lough Neagh, much of the area is a designated Natural Nature Reserve
Near Dungannon Town
A nature trail runs through oak and beech trees, passing a Victorian garden, wishing well and old archway.
Amongst the attractions at Peatlands Park are a minature railway and an outdoor turbary site where visitors can get the feel (and the smell!) of cutting turf!
Prehen Wood is one of Northern Ireland’s rare and irreplaceable ancient woodlands
This glorious wetland retreat, located just outside Downpatrick, boasts a variety of beautiful and tranquil woodland and riverside walks.
Randalstown Forest extends to 172 hectares and houses a deer enclosure and nature reserve
Near Ballymoney Town Centre
Riverside Park offers a range of walks through various landscapes including woodland
Scrabo Country Park offers amazing views over Strangford Lough and the surrounding Newtownards countryside
Ringed by mountains, 'The Valley', located within the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, attracts over 50,000 visitors each year
Near Upper Malone, Belfast
An urban park famous for its roses
Near Forkhill, Meigh, Drumintee
Forest Park within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
A secluded riverside walk that leads to a spectacular waterfall
Somerset Riverside Park connects to Christie Park and is a narrow strip of semi-natural riverside habitat.
This Forest Park offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the sea at nearby Newcastle.
Short linear riverside walk and cycle through stunning parkland
An award winning beach with views of the Mourne Mountains
Near Holywood Arches, Belfast
an east Belfast park that is popular with runners, a weekly Park run takes place on Saturday mornings
Forming part of the Loughshore Cycle Trail, Washing Bay is also a popular spot for canoeists
Near Antrim Road, Belfast
Situated between Cave Hill and the Antrim Road, the park is popular with runners, a weekly Park run takes place on Saturday mornings
Windmill Wood is a point of interest along the Dungannon Park 2-mile traffic-free cycle route
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