Get Outdoors this Spring Bank Holiday!


With summer just around the corner make sure to make the most of the final few days of Spring this Bank holiday! Walking In Your Community have picked some of the best walking locations to enjoy over the extended weekend so grab those walking shoes (and raincoats too just to be safe) and hit the great outdoors!

Florence Court

First stop on the list of places to visit this weekend is Florence Court in Co. Fermanagh. This historical house and its luscious parkland will prove to be the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll. The circular 2 mile route is perfect for a laid back community walk which is also suitable for walkers with limited mobility due to its range of disabled facilities.

After having witnessed the sights of this fantastic route, be sure to pay the Annual Country Fair a visit, Sunday 25th May 2014 running from 12pm – 5pm. Some of the activities on offer include demonstrations from skills craftsmen, local crafts, a vintage vehicle event, as well as a petting farm to meet some rare animal breeds.  There will also be entertainment from local musicians Jim McGrath and Conor Magee, who will play traditional Irish tunes as well as 1950s music from the well known ‘Swingabella’.

For more information on the Annual Country Fair, please click here

To find out more about Florence Court and details on this walking route, click here.


Carnmoney Hill

Take a dander around this Co. Antrim gem to enjoy this superb green oasis. With 2 Walking routes to chose from, walkers within your group can enjoy a short low level walk through the magical woodland or if your group wants to opt for something a little more challenging, try out the hilltop walk with magnificent views over Belfast Lough.

This weekend is also perfect for a visit to Carnmoney as the Hill Woodland Festival will be in full swing. Organised and run by the Belfast Hills Partnership, this event  takes place Saturday 24 May 2014, kicking off at 11:00am. With lots to do visitors can have a go at curragh building, bushcraft , wood turning, archery and various arts and crafts throughout the day.  This is a  free event that will be sure to inspire everyone to explore the amazing local natural heritage on offer on their doorstep in the Belfast Hills. 

For more information on Carnmoney Hill and this beautiful route, please click here.

To find out more about the Carnmoney Woodland Festival please visit Belfast Hills Partnership, click here or email

There is plenty to see and do across the whole of Northern Ireland this weekend so take this opportunity to get outdoors and explore your local green spaces. For a little more inspiration visit for an extensive list of walking routes near you!