May Day Strolls


With lots going on around Northern Ireland this Bank Holiday weekend make sure to get out walking and enjoy some of the exciting activities happening in your local area! To make your selection a bit easier, here are a few of our top walks to enjoy this weekend.


Castle Ward

Castle Ward is perfect for WIYC walking groups with plenty of low level walking trails to choose from. Situated in Co. Down, this location has breath taking views over Strangford Lough. With 3 main walking routes including the Castle Trail, Farm Trail and Shore Trail, all are perfect for a leisurely stroll around the famous Co. Down sites including Audleys Castle and Forest.

This May Day weekend, walkers can top off their walk by visiting the International Bread Festival where visitors can sample delicious treats from across the world. There will also be some famous culinary celebrities on hand including Angela Harnett and Atul Kochhar and Richard Bertinet.

For more information on the International Bread Festival, please click here.


Loughgall Country Park

The quaint village of Loughgall has plenty of walking routes for local groups this May. With 3 main walking routes including the Bridle Path, Lakeside Path and Orchard Walk there is certainly something to tickle everyone’s fancy this weekend. Nestled in the countryside this is the perfect rural location to embrace the beauty of the apple blossom filled park.

This May Day, Loughgall Country Park will be home to the annual Armagh Apple Blossom Fair. Be sure to pay to this fantastic location a visit in order to sample the famous orchard counties mouth watering apple produce. There will be various activities on offer ranging from cookery demonstrations, live musical entertainment, guided tours as well as food and craft stalls.

For more information on the Apple Blossom Fair, please click here.  



This beautiful National Trust location is located in the picturesque Co. Londonderry town of Moneymore. This superb walk transports you through Springhill Estate, gardens and demesne with historical sites including a Tower dating back to the 18th century.

Once you and your group have finished your leisurely walk around this countryside retreat, make sure to pop along to the Springhill Village Fete. With an array of vintage and handmade stalls what better way to rewind and enjoy the local produce on offer.

For more information on the Village Fete please click here, email or call 028 8674 8210.

Make sure to visit for an extensive selection of walking routes in your local area!