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Antrim Castle Gardens

Near Antrim Town

One of the most unique and historically intact gardens in the UK and throughout Ireland

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Ardress House

Near Portadown

A 17th century house set in 100 acres of countryside, a great place for woodland and riverside walks.

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Armoy Riverside Park

Near Armoy

A pleasant urban park in the heart of Armoy Village

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Balloo Woodland and Wetland

Near Bangor

Two tranquill nature reserves located within easy reach of Bangor

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Ballyarnett Country Park

Near Derry

Set in acres of unspoilt countryside with glacial lakes, wetlands and ancient peat bogs

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Ballyboley Forest

Near Larne

Informal walking trails allow you explore the forest on foot.

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Ballycastle Beach and Seafront

Near Ballycastle

A beautiful seafront location with a sandy beach, marina and play park.

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Ballycastle Forest

Near Ballycastle

A coniferous forest on the slopes of Knocklayd Mountain

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Ballygally Beach

Near Ballygally

A small sandy beach on the County Antrim Coast

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Ballyholme Beach

Near Ballyholme

The mile long crescent of sandy beach curving along Ballyholme bay has been a favourite beach spot for generations.

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Ballymenoch Park

Near Holywood

A small woodland area close to Holywood

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Ballymoyer Forest

Near Whitecross

This is a coniferous wood on National Trust land with a pleasant woodland trail.

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Ballypatrick Forest

Near Ballycastle

A coniferous forest located near to Ballycastle

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Ballyquintin National Nature Reserve

Near Portaferry

This grassland walk is situated at the very tip of the Ards Peninsula at the mouth of Strangford Lough

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Ballyronan Marina & Caravan Park

Near Ballyronan Village

A picturesque boating and tourist facility which sits within the village of Ballyronan on the shores of Lough Neagh.

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Ballysallagh Forest 'Cairn Wood'

Near Holywood

A mostly coniferous forest with an area of broadleaved woodland at Cairn Wood.

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Ballywalter Beach

Near Ballywalter

A long sandy beach which offers enjoyment for all.

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Banagher Glen Nature Reserve & Forest

Near Dungiven or Feeny

Banagher Glen is a secluded, steep wooded glen leading to Altnaheglish Reservoir, Banagher Dam and Banagher Forest

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Bann Boulevard

Near Portadown

There is beautiful scenery all along the Bann up to Newry and the walk is accessible to people with wheelchairs and mobility scooters

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Barnetts Demesne

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.

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Beach Road Nature Reserve

Near Whitehead

Beach Road is a nature reserve in the seaside town of Whitehead, Co.Antrim

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Belfast Lough

Near Belfast

Nestled in the heart of the Belfast Harbour Estate, Belfast WOW is home to birds and wildlife from all over the world, and you can get up close and personal with them from the comfort of the visitor centre

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Belleek Marina

Near Belleek

A lovely waterside amenity area at Belleek Marina

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Bells Lane Park

Near Lisburn

A small urban park with walking paths and and BMX facility

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Belmont Park

Near Belfast

Belmont Park includes a network of paths, which lead through grassland, wildflower meadows and copses of bluebells and trees.

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Belshaws Quarry

Near Lisburn

A nature reserve based in a disused quarry outside Lisburn

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Belvoir Forest Park

Near Belfast

Belvoir Park Forest is unique in the UK as it is a working forest within a city. Walks within the forest link to the Lagan River Towpath and the Lagan Valley Regional Park.

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Benone Strand

Near Castlerock

Seven miles of golden sand with views to Donegal

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Binevenagh Forest

Near Limavady

Visitors can enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside, Lough Foyle and Donegal from the shores of Binevenagh Lake

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Blackhead Path

Near Whitehead

This walk offers amazing views as far as Scotland and the Isle of Man

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Blessingbourne Estate

Near Fivemiletown

Blessingbourne Estate is a historic 550 acre country estate, nestled in the heart of the Clogher Valley woodlands.

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Bloody Bridge

Near Newcastle

Offers stunning coastal views from the County Down coast

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Bog Meadows

Near Belfast

An oasis for wildlife and people, in the heart of Belfast city.

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Brackagh Bog

Near Portadown

Easy walking in a beautiful nature reserve within a peat land habitat

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Breen Oakwood

Near Armoy

A beautiful venue with an array of ancient trees and wildlife.

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Broad Water

Near Moira

A 3 mile towpath suitable for walking and cycling

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Brown's Bay Beach

Near Islandmagee

Brown's Bay beach nestles in a beautiful and sheltered horse-shoe shaped bay. Good water quality.

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Bunkers Hill

Near Castlewellan

A small, recently felled forest at the edge of Castlewellan featuring a short circular trail, natural play trail, family cycling and panoramic viewpoints.

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Burnfoot

Near Dungiven

A riverside walk along the middle stretches of the River Roe

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Cabin Wood

Near Cookstown

A new forest just outside cookstown

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Cam Forest

Near Ringsend & Limavady

A visit to Cam is particularly suitable for those wanting good access through largely unspoilt forests

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Carnfunnock Country Park

Near Larne and Ballygally

Carnfunnock Country Park is packed full of exciting and unusual attractions to see and do

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Carnmoney Hill

Near Newtownabbey

Enjoy breathtaking views and an abundance of wildlife, on one of a chain of hills of ancient woodland around the city of Belfast.

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Carrick-a-rede and Larrybane

Near Ballycastle

An exhilarating coastal path and rope bridge experience from the cliffs to the rocky island, with stunning views of Rathlin and the Scottish Isles.

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Cashel Lough

Near Silverbridge

A small lake with a walking trail fishing stands, a slipway and a jetty

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Castle Archdale Country Park

Near Lisnarick, Kesh, Irvinestown

Truly picturesque forest in Fermanagh with a variety of trails

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Castle Coole

Near Enniskillen

Experience the stately grandeur of this stunning 18th-century mansion set in a beautiful wooded landscape park, ideal for family walks.

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Castle Park

Near Bangor

Castle Park includes the formal gardens of the Town Hall, the award winning Bangor Castle Walled Garden and the North Down Museum

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Castle Ward

Near Downpatrick

Castle Ward is an 18th-century National Trust property with 820 Acres of land. With Clearsky Adventure Centre on the property there are activities that will suit anyone.

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Castlerock Beach

Near Castlerock

Award winning beach backed by an extensive dune system in the picturesque village of Castlerock.

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Castlewellan Forest Park

Near Castlewellan

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.

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Cave Hill Country Park

Near Antrim Road Belfast

A scenic, challening walk on a Belfast landmark

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Christie Park

Near Coleraine

Placed between Coleraine's two bridges, Christie Park is set in a stunning location with amazing views across the River Bann.

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Clare Glen

Near Tandragee

A delightful walk along the banks of the River Cusher in County Armagh

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Clement Wilson Park

Near Malone Road, Belfast

A scenic area running through parkland in Lagain Valley Regional Park, alongside the River Lagan returning via the Lagan Towpath

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Cloghy Rocks

Near Strangford

Coastal nature reserve

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Colin Glen

Near Belfast

Colin Glen is a beautiful wooded glen owned by NIEA and managed by Colin Glen Trust situated in Dunmurry at the base of the Belfast Hills. The park offers an exciting array of outdoor activities, golf academy, 3G football pitches, gymnasium (comi

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Correl Glen

Near Derrygonnelly

A short nature trail through Correl Glen Nature Reserve

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Corrog Wood

Near Portaferry

Corrog Wood lies in a particularly scenic part of County Down. Explore the young woodland, and keep an eye out for buzzards and Irish hares, as well as a sculpture of a tree spirit known locally as ‘The Frump’.

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Cottage Wood

Near Cushendall

A 10 acre broadleaved woodland site with a network of paths winding their way through it

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Craigavon City Park and Lakes

Near Craigavon

Craigavon City Park has 180 hectares of parkland alongside the park's two man - made lakes.

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Cranfield Beach

Near Kilkeel

Long south-facing beach in an idyllic location with views of the Mournes.

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Cranny Falls

Near Carnlough

The gentle incline of this walk takes the route of an old limestone railway track to the now disused Gortin Quarry

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Crawfordsburn Country Park

Near Crawfordsburn

Excellent beaches, wooden glens and a stunning waterfall

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Cregagh Glen and Lisnabreeny

Near Castlereagh - Belfast

Lisnabreeny takes in wooded glen, estate and green field to the summit of the Castlereagh hills on the edge of east Belfast.

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Creggan Country Park

Near Londonderry

Creggan Country Park is a watersports, outdoor pursuits and angling centre in Derry, Northern Ireland.

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Crom Estate

Near Newtownbutler

Discover a tranquil landscape of islands, woodland and historic ruins, on the shores of the Upper Lough Erne.

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Crumlin Glen

Near Crumlin

The glen consists of an area of mixed woodland with a wide variety of trees, plants and birds.

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Cuilcagh Mountain Park

Near Belcoo

Cuilcagh Mountain and the Marlbank area provides some of the most spectacular scenery in Fermanagh

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Delamont Country Park

Near Killyleagh

Perfect for a fun family day out

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Derrymore House

Near Camlough

An eighteenth century, cottage-style house and demesne

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Derrynoyd Forest

Near Draperstown

A predominantly broadleaved forest located just outside Draperstown

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Divis and Black Mountain

Near Belfast

Divis and Black Mountain offer spectacular views across Northern Ireland

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Donard Forest

Near Newcastle

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.

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Downhill Beach

Near Magilligan

Award winning beach with breathtaking views

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Downhill Forest

Near Castlerock

Small mixed woodland inland from the North Coast, near Castlerock perfect for a family outing

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Dromore Town Park

Near Dromore

An urban park in the town of Dromore, located beside the River Lagan

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Drum Manor Forest Park

Near Cookstown

A varied and attractive forest park located near Cookstown

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Drumaheglis Marina

Near Ballymoney

Picturesque marina and caravan park situated on the River Bann

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Drumkeeragh Forest

Near Dromore

A mixed coniferous forest with extensive views across County Down

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Drumlamph Woodland

Near Maghera

Sitting quietly to the east of the Sperrins, Drumlamph Wood lies just on the outskirts of Maghera.

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Duncans Park

Near Lisburn

A small urban park with walking paths at Duncans Dam

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Dungannon Park

Near Dungannon Town

Situated on the edge of Dungannon, this beautifully kept park is wonderful for exploring by bike or on foot

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Dungiven Castle Park

Near Dungiven

A 20 acre park 20 mins outside of Derry/Londonderry with a fun ecotrail

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East Strand Portrush

Near Portrush

Golden sandy beach with views of The Skerries and Causeway headlands.

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Edenvilla Park

Near Portadown

Eden villa Park is a small area of green space on the outskirts of Portadown.

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Ely Lodge Forest

Near Enniskillen

Part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark and is the setting for many outdoor activities such as walking and fishing

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Fairhead and Murlough Bay

Near Ballycastle

Spectacular views and natural beauty at this coastal location

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Falls Park

Near Belfast

A well maintained urban park located off the Falls Road

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Florencecourt Forest Park

Near Enniskillen

Situated on the north east shoulder of Cuilcagh mountain, Florence Court Forest Park covers an area of 1,200 hectares.

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Foyle Linear Park

Near Londonderry

A small urban park with walking paths beside the River Foyle

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Gambles Bridge

Near Portadown

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!

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Garvagh Forest

Near Garvagh

Covering over 200 hectares, Garvagh Forest is situated on the Western outskirts of Garvagh.

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Giants Causeway

Near Bushmills

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Giants Ring

Near Edenderry Village, Belfast

A large earthwork circle with pleasant off road walk trails linking to the Lagan Valley Regional Park

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Gideons Green

Near Whiteabbey

A small urban park with walking paths on the shores of Belfast Lough

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Glasswater Wood

Near Crossgar

A small woodland area just outside Crossgar

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Glen Park

Near Newtownabbey

A small urban park with walking paths leading to the viaducts

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Glenariff Forest Park

Near Glenariff

Offers beautiful waterfalls and picturesque walks

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Glenmore

Near Ballygawley

Panoramic views over the hillside pastures of Co Tyrone

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Gortin Glen Forest Park

Near Omagh/Gortin

Gortin Glen Forest Park is situated 6 miles outside Omagh at the Western Gateway to the Sperrin Mountains.

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Gortmore

Near Bellarena

Gortmore is situated on the Bishop's Road, on the Binevenagh Loop which is part of the Causeway Coastal Route.

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Gosford Forest Park

Near Armagh

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

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Grey Abbey

Near Grey Abbey

The ruins of a Cistercian Abbey church with informal walking trails

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Groomsport Beach

Near Bangor

Few coastal villages in Ireland can compare with Groomsport for scenic charm, tranquil beauty and historical heritage.

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Havelock Park

Near Banbridge

A sports facility with a 1km walking trail around the perimeter

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Hazelbank Park

Near Whiteabbey

Offers some of the best shoreline views - great for wheelchairs and pushchairs

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Helens Bay Beach

Near Bangor

Beautiful sandy beach with excellent facilities, all within twenty minutes drive of Belfast.

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Hillsborough Castle

Near Hillsborough

A beautiful historic landscape and building

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Hillsborough Forest

Near Hillsborough

Over 150 acres of mixed woodland in which to walk and relax with nature

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Huntly Wood

Near Banbridge

Enjoy a stroll through mature beech and oak at Huntly Wood Conservation and Amenity Area.

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Island Hill

Near Comber

Island Hill is situated at the upper end of Strangford Lough excellent views across the Lough and towards Scrabo Tower.

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Jordanstown Loughshore Park

Near Whiteabbey

On the edge of Belfast Lough, Jordanstown Loughshore Park is your first stop along the stunning Causeway Coastal Route

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Kearney

Near Portaferry

The beauty of the rugged coastline, simple character of the dwellings and unspoilt, timeless character of the village makes Kearney truly special.

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Kilbroney Forest Park & Rostrevor Forest

Near Rostrevor

Beautiful forest park offering excellent views of the Mournes and Carlingford Lough. Good family facilities as well as walks and is a top mountainbiking destination.

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Killard National Nature Reserve

Near Strangford

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.

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Killykeeghan and Crossmurrin Nature Reserve

Near Blacklion

A beautiful limestone grassland nature reserve

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Killynether Wood

Near Newtownards

Killynether Wood forms part of the Scrabo Country Park, on high ground to the southwest of Newtownards.

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Kiltonga Nature Reserve

Near Newtownards

A great spot to feed the birds

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Kinnego Bay

Near Loughgall

Picturesque setting on shores of Lough Neagh

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Knockmany Forest

Near Augher

Knockmany Forest is a collection of woodlands that lies within four miles of Augher.

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Learmount Forest

Near Park

118 hectares of the foothills at the northern face of the Sperrin Mountains

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Lilian Bland Community Park

Near Glengormley

A small urban park with walking paths and a play area for children

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Lough Fea

Near Cookstown

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

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Lough Navar Forest

Near Derrygonnelly, Enniskillen

Spectacular views over Lower Lough Erne, Donegal Bay, the Blue Stack and Sperrin Mountains

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Lough Shore Park

Near Jordanstown

Situated on the shores of Lough Neagh this park provides some excellent shoreline walks and cycle paths

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Loughbrickland

Near Loughbrickland

Part of the Drumlins and Canal scenic cycling route

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Loughgall Country Park

Near Loughgall

Loughgall Country Park is a rural haven of relaxation and recreation.

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Loughmacrory

Walking around the shore of Loughmacrory is a refreshing and relaxing way to unwind.

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Lurgan Park

Near Lurgan

Lurgan Park is Northern Ireland's largest and most beautiful urban park and the second largest public park in Ireland

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Marble Arch Caves

Near Belcoo

One of Europe finest show caves and a great location from which to explore the Geopark.

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Mill Race Trail

Near Antrim Town

A beautiful and historic route through the town of Antrim, passing by sites of importance in terms of there industrial heritage and wildlife

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Millisle Beach

Near Millisle

Golden sand and seawater lagoon provide a safe bathing area.

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Moira Demesne

Near Moira

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Mount Stewart

Near Newtownards

Neo Classical House and Gardens, great for walks

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Murlough Beach

Near Newcastle

Sandy beach with dunes and pebble ridge.

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Musgrave Park

Near Stockman's Lane, Belfast

A beautiful park located in South Belfast features a therapy garden

Musgrave Park

Near Belfast

Musgrave Park is a public park in Belfast, situated in the south west of the city.

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Ness Country Park

Near Derry, Claudy, Eglinton

Home to the highest waterfall in Ireland and red squirrels

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Newcastle Beach

This 5 mile stretch of golden sands is still the essence of the resort and is hugely popular for swimming, sunbathing and other forms of recreation.

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Newry Canal Tow Path

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

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North Down Coastal Path

North Down Coastal Path extends from Holywood in the west to Orlock in the east.

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Oakfield Glen and Bashfordsland Wood

Near Carrickfergus

A charming wooded glen and recently planted woodland

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Orlock Point

Near Groomsport and Donaghadee

Orlock Point is steeped in archaeology and history, with evidence of Vikings, smugglers and World War II defences/

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Ormeau Park

Near Ormeau, Belfast

Ormeau Park is the oldest municipal park in Belfast, officially opening to the public in 1871.

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Oxford Island

Near Lurgan, Craigavon, Portadown

Located on the shores of Lough Neagh, much of the area is a designated Natural Nature Reserve

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Palace Demesne

Near Armagh

Situated within walking distance of the City Centre, for over two hundred years the undulating parkland of the Palace Demesne has been one of the glories of Armagh.

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Parkanaur Forest Park

Near Dungannon Town

A nature trail runs through oak and beech trees, passing a Victorian garden, wishing well and old archway.

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Peatlands Park

Near Loughgall

Peatlands Park is a beautiful Country Park with a range of walks to suit all levels of abilities, within a stones throw of Junction 13 off the M1

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Portballintrae Beach

Near Portballintrae

Small sandy beach in the heart of the seaside village of Portballintrae.

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Portballintrae Heritage Railway

Near Portballintrae

This short 1.5m circular walk near Bushfoot Golf Club in the north coast resort of Portballintrae takes in stunning North coast scenery

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Portmore Lough

Near Aghalee

A delightful location for nature watching and a short walk

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Portstewart Strand

Near Portstewart

Magnificent two-mile strand of glistening golden sand.

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Prehen Wood

Near Derry

Prehen Wood is one of Northern Ireland’s rare and irreplaceable ancient woodlands

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Quoile Countryside Centre

Near Downpatrick

This glorious wetland retreat, located just outside Downpatrick, boasts a variety of beautiful and tranquil woodland and riverside walks.

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Randalstown Forest

Near Randalstown

Randalstown Forest extends to 172 hectares and houses a deer enclosure and nature reserve

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Rathlin Island

Near Ballycastle

A beautiful island with a rugged and tranquil landscape.

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Riverside Park

Near Ballymoney Town Centre

Riverside Park offers a range of walks through various landscapes including woodland

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Rowallane

Near Saintfield

Rowallane Garden is a special place for you to enjoy a great days out. It is one of the most beautiful gardens to visit in Northern Ireland and is often described as a hidden gem/

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Scrabo Country Park

Near Newtownards

Scrabo Country Park offers amazing views over Strangford Lough and the surrounding Newtownards countryside

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Silent Valley

Near Kilkeel

Ringed by mountains, 'The Valley', located within the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, attracts over 50,000 visitors each year

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Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

Near Upper Malone, Belfast

An urban park famous for its roses

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Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Near Forkhill, Meigh, Drumintee

Forest Park within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Slievenacloy

Near Dunmurry & Lisburn

A wildlife paradise nestled in a valley between Divis and Colin Mountains.

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Sloughan Glen

Near Drumquin

A secluded riverside walk that leads to a spectacular waterfall

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Somerset Riverside Park

Near Castlerock

Somerset Riverside Park connects to Christie Park and is a narrow strip of semi-natural riverside habitat.

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Springhill

Near Moneymore

Experience the beguiling spirit of this inimitable 17th-century 'Plantation' home, with its walled gardens and parkland, full of tempting waymarked paths.

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The Argory

Near Dungannon

Atmospheric Irish gentry house and wooded riverside estate with a canoe access point and a wide variety of walks

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The Commons

Near Donaghadee

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Tollymore Forest Park

Near Newcastle

This Forest Park offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the sea at nearby Newcastle.

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Toome Canal

Near Toome

Short linear riverside walk and cycle through stunning parkland

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Tyrella Beach

Near Newcastle

An award winning beach with views of the Mourne Mountains

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Victoria Park

Near Holywood Arches, Belfast

an east Belfast park that is popular with runners, a weekly Park run takes place on Saturday mornings

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Ward Park

Near Bangor

Ward Park is situated in Bangor and is a 37 acre park containing 10 tennis courts, a duck pond and a selection of wildfowl housed in breeding pens.

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Washing Bay Wetlands Park

Near Dungannon

Forming part of the Loughshore Cycle Trail, Washing Bay is also a popular spot for canoeists

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Waterfoot Beach

Near Cushendall

Waterfoot Beach is a sandy beach, bounded by Glenariff River to the north and is approximately 1 kilometre in length.

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Waterworks

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

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West Strand Beach Portrush

Near Portrush

Award winning beach in the heart of the resort of Portrush

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White Park Bay Beach

Near Ballycastle

Beautiful stretch of golden sand on the North Antrim coast.

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Whitehead Diamond Jubilee Wood

Near Whitehead

A delightful short walk through recently planted woodland

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Whiterocks Beach

Near Portrush

Beautiful rural beach within walking distance of Portrush, famous for its distinctive white chalk cliffs

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Windmill Wood

Near Dungannon

Windmill Wood is a point of interest along the Dungannon Park 2-mile traffic-free cycle route

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