Easter treks with WIYC


Swop those sweet chocolate treats for the great outdoors and get walking over the Easter holidays with Walking In Your Community.

If you have a few free days to spare, make sure to check out some of the fantastic walking destinations that Northern Ireland has to offer. To help you with your decision, Walking In Your Community has picked a few of the best places to go walking this Easter!


Keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny at An Creagán while exploring extensive trails that overlooks the magnificent Sperrins. If you have time to spare, don’t miss out on the big family Easter Monday picnic which is set to be a fun day out for everyone where you can experience the Madd Hatters tea party or simply chill with your own picnic. There will also be live music from  the Martello Jazz band as well as lots of other fun filled activities to keep everyone entertained.

For more information on the trails at An Creagán please click here.

For further details on the Big Picnic click here.


Hop along to Dunluce Castle this Easter weekend! With superb disabled facilities this route its perfect for people of all abilities. Overlooking the stunning backdrop the North Antrim coast, the roofless ruins of Dunluce Castle provide a great walking route for your community group this Easter. Dunluce Castle takes a step back in time this weekend with the arrival of some very special historical guests. There is also lots of fun activities including an egg rolling competition and Easter egg hunt. If you opt for some peace and quiet after your leisurely walk pop into the local cafe on sit and enjoy the views over the Atlantic ocean and white cliffs of Portrush. 

For more information on the walking trail at Dunluce Castle please click here.

For more information on the activities on offer at Dunluce Castle this Easter weekend, please click here.


Work off those chocolate treats at Murlough National Nature Reserve this Easter. This beautiful 2.5 miles trail along this Co. Down beach is perfect for a relaxing stroll.  With sand dunes, peatland and woodland making up the landscape of this stunning location, this beautifully maintained beach is a must see this Easter. Once you have finished exploring the sandy shores make sure to pop into the Cottage Café or visit the nearby seaside town of Newcastle for a relaxing beverage. Murlough National Nature Reserve has also some very special Easter activities for visitors including an Easter Egg hunt to find hidden chocolate treasures, perfect for groups with children.

For more information on Murlough Beach Nature Reserve please click here .

For more information on the Easter Egg Hunt, please click here.


If you would like to find more walking routes in your area, please visit www.WalkNI.com for an extensive list of walks across the whole of Northern Ireland.