Step Into Spring


Wash away those winter blues and get into the swing this Spring with Walking In Your Community.

With a visible stretch to the dull and gloomy evenings, why not dust off those walking boots and make the most of the extra daylight hours! To help you get out walking this spring, here are a select few walking routes to get you and your Walking group out walking.

  1. Carnfunnock Park

    Put a spring into your step at Carnfunnock Park.  Situated close to Larne, this is a highly popular route among walkers. A circular route lasting up to 5 miles, this walk allows you to explore the park at your leisure. With various attractions including a maze, walled garden, a historical ice house and vast amounts of woodland, Carnfunnock has plenty to do and see this Spring.

    For more information on Carnfunnock Park please click here.

  2. Peatlands Woodland Walk

    Enjoy the fresh spring breezes at Peatlands Park. This hidden gem in the Orchard County of Armagh has something for everyone with an extensive array of 5 different walks to choose from! This is without a doubt the ideal location to carry out community walks this spring. A dream for nature lovers, the abundance of wildlife within Annagarriff wood will allow you the rare opportunity to spot Cuckoos and Jays.

    Please click here to find out more about Peatlands Park and this fantastic Woodland walk.

  3. Granite Trail

    Embrace the sea breeze and spring showers along the Granite Trail in Newcastle. This Co. Down walk covers a short circular distance of 3 miles ideal for the Walking In Your Community scheme. A fantastic historical trail, this walk allows you to view the remains of artefacts from the once thriving granite industry in the Mournes. Furthermore, you and your walking group can enjoy the breathtaking views from Donard Wood and Glen River along the way.

    For more information on the Granite Trail please click here.

  4.  Crom

    Spring is here so enjoy the butterflies, flowers and spring showers at Crom. This County Fermanagh trail provides a 4.2 mile circular route near the town of Newtownbutler. A tranquil route, this walk allows you to peacefully take in the sites at Upper Lough Erne including the many floating island visible from shore. Historically, this route offers many historic ruins including that of the old Castle and sawmill. In addition, the gardened woodlands will be a refreshing site this spring! 

    For more information on the Walking route around Crom, please click here

  5. Mussenden Temple & Downhill Demesne

    What better way to rejuvenate yourself than by embracing the brisk spring winds at Downhill, Co. Londonderry.  This enchanting 2 mile circular route leads you long the North Coast of Ireland offering breath taking views over the Atlantic. If you are lucky to have a clear spring day, you may catch a glimpse of the Scottish Isles, Islay and Jura over the pond. The Mussenden Temple and ruins from Downhill House offer plenty of history however the Bishop Gate gardens and arboretum offer plenty of budding greenery to enjoy along the way.

    For more information, please click here.

  6. Blessingbourne Woodland Walk

    Make sure to visit Blessingboure, an exhilaratingly stunning walk in Tyrone close to Fivemiletown. A short 2.5 mile circular walk, this route takes you through enchanted woodland and along the shores of Lough Fadda.  A must see this Spring, make sure to get out walking and embrace the awakening of nature first hand.

    To find out more about Blessingbourne Woodland Walk, please click here.