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Walks in “Walking in Your Community” will typically last approximately 2 hours. This is approximately 3 and a half miles to 5 miles depending on the speed of the group. It is critical that a Community Walk Leader and their group adhere to this and the other elements in the scope of the scheme. In addition, Community Walk Leader’s need to take into consideration the fitness, experience and ability of the group.

Antrim Hills Way

22 miles, near Glenarm

Across scenic hill-tops

Ballintoy to Bushmills

12.4 miles, near Bushmills/Ballintoy

A moderate linear walk linking Ballintoy and Bushmills

Ballymoney Heritage Trail

2.5 miles, near Ballymoney Town Centre.

Historic town trail

Barnett Demesne

1.5 miles, near Malone Road, Belfast

Scenic parkland walk

Belfast Castle Estate

2.4 miles, near Fortwilliam, Belfast

Scenic parkland walk

Blackhead Path

2.4 miles, near Whitehead

A scenic coastal walk with beautiful views of sea and land.

Bog Meadows

1.1 miles, near Falls Road, Belfast

Short walk through an urban nature reserve

Botanic Gardens

0.8 miles, near University area, Belfast

Historic botanical park

Buttermilk Bridge

1.5 miles, near Broughshane

Riverside village walk, excellent for wheelchair users

Carnfunnock Country Park

5 miles, near Larne, Drains Bay & Ballygally.

Mostly wooded landscape.


0.7 (One Way) miles, near Ballintoy

Coastal cliff scenery & an exhilarating rope bridge experience

Causeway Coast Way

33 miles, near Portstewart

Magnificent coastal scenery including the Giant's Causeway

Cave Hill Country Park

4.5 miles, near Antrim Road, Belfast

Overlooks Belfast

Clement Wilson Park

1.2 miles, near Shaws Bridge, Belfast

Along River Lagan

Colin Glen

4 miles, near Stewartstown Road, Belfast

Pretty riverside walk

Cranny Falls

1.2 (One Way) miles, near Carnlough

A gentle walk uphill

Cregagh Wood

0.9 miles, near Cushendun

A tranquil short walk nestled in the Glens of Antrim


1.2 to 1.5 miles, near Cushendun

Beach and village walk

Divis Heath Trail

4 miles, near Hannahstown, Belfast

Circular walk that circumnavigates Divis Mountain

Divis Lough Trail (all ability)

0.9 miles, near Hannahstown, Belfast

Hillside walk suitable for all abilities

Divis Ridge Trail

4.2 miles, near Hannahstown, Belfast

Circular walk with stunning views over Belfast City

Divis Summit Trail

3 miles, near Hannahstown, Belfast

Circular walk on the summit of Divis

Dungonnell Way

9.5 miles, near Cargan

A 9.5 mile circular route passing through Glenariff Forest

Dunluce Castle

0.5 miles, near Bushmills

Magnificent cliff top castle


1.5 - 3.4 miles, near Ballycastle

Enjoy breath-taking views from the cliff edge

Giant's Causeway

2 miles, near Bushmills

World Heritage Site and geological wonder steeped in legend

Glenariff Forest Park, Rainbow Trail

0.4 miles, near Cushendall

A detour off the Waterfall walk, crossing the Rainbow Bridge

Glenariff Forest Park, Scenic Trail

5.9 miles, near Cushendall

Steep climb with fine views

Glenariff Forest Park, Viewpoint Trail

0.6 miles, near Cushendall

View the sea in the distance.

Glenariff Nature Reserve Waterfalls Walk

1.5 miles, near Glenariff

Forest walk with spectacular waterfalls

Glenarm Coast Walk

0.3 (One Way) miles, near Glenarm

A stoney and flat path.

Glenoe Waterfall

1 miles, near Glenoe and Larne

Steep valley of a small river.

Gruffalo Trail - Colin Glen

0.6 (one way) miles, near Belfast

The characters of the Gruffalo come to live on this fantastic tr

Heritage Railway Path

1.5 miles, near Portballintrae

Coastal walk

International Appalachian Trail (IAT)

280 miles, near Bunglas

Walk from the west coast of Ireland to the east

Lagan Meadows

2.2 miles, near Stranmillis, Belfast

Local Nature Reserve

Lagan Towpath - Shaws Bridge to Lock Keepers Cottage

1 miles, near Belfast

A short circular walk along the edge of the River Lagan

Lagan Two Bridges Walk

3.5 miles, near Shaw's Bridge Belfast

A pleasant route along the Lagan Towpath

Layd Church

0.5 miles, near Cushendall

Monument and coastal scenery

Layde Walk

2 miles, near Glenarm

A short walk through the streets of Glenarm village.


0.5 miles, near Portbalintrae

Unusual twin earthworks on a coastal headline

Mill Race Trail

1.6 miles, near Antrim town

Short linear riverside walk

Moyle Way

26 miles, near Ballycastle

A 26 mile walk mostly off road through the glens of Antrim.

Newtownabbey Way

4.3 miles, near Newtownabbey

A walk and cycle route linking Corrs Corner to Whiteabbey

North Antrim Cliff Path - Dunseverick to Giant’s Causeway

4.8 (one way) miles, near Bushmills

Dramatic cliff headlands & views, secluded bays, castle ruins

Oakfield Glen and Bashfordsland Wood

2 miles, near Carrickfergus

A charming wooded glen and recently planted woodland

Ormeau Park

1.3 miles, near Ormeau, Belfast

A short walk close to the River Lagan

Portballintrae Causeway Loop

5.5 miles, near Portballintrae

A loop walk linking Portballintrae to the Causeway and back

Portmore Lough

1 miles, near Aghalee

A delightful location for nature watching and a short walk


2 miles, near Portmuck

Tranquil harbour and dramatic coastal walk

Portrush to Bushmills

6.6 (one way) miles, near Portrush/Bushmills

A linear walk on the North Antrim Coast

Rathlin Ballyconaghan Trail

1.8 miles, near Rathlin Harbour

An enjoyable trail on open ground with stunning coastal views

Rathlin Island Roonivoolin Walk

4 miles, near Rathlin Village

A breathtaking cliff top and lakeland walk

Rathlin Kebble Cliff Walk

1.9 miles, near Rathlin Harbour

A waymarked trail across open ground with coastal views

Rathlin Kinramer North Walk

2.1 miles, near Rathlin Harbour

A waymarked trail across open ground with coastal views

Rathlin Kinramer Trail

1.9 miles, near Rathlin Harbour

A waymarked trail across open ground with coastal views

Rathlin Trail

4 miles, near Rathlin harbour

Coastal walk with splendid land and seascapes

Riverside Park

4 miles, near Ballymoney Town Centre

Flat walks in quiet parkland

Ronan's Way

0.9 - 3.4 miles, near Cushendun

A rare opportunity to access some of the most stunning scenery.

Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park

1.1 - 1.93 miles, near Upper Malone Belfast

Urban park with horticultural interest

Skernaghan Point

3 miles, near Larne and Ballycarry

Beach to Skernaghan Point


1.2 miles, near Nearest village Buckna

Steep rocky track

Slievenacloy - Ballycolin

1.5 miles, near Stoneyford near Lisburn

Hill walk in wildflower meadow

Slievenacloy - Boundary

4 miles, near Stoneyford near Lisburn

Hill walk in wildflower meadow

Slievenacloy - Priest's Hill

1.7 miles, near Stoneyford near Lisburn

Short hill walk, amazing views

Slievenacloy - Stoneyford River

2.5 miles, near Stoneyford near Lisburn

Hill walk in wildflower meadow


0.7 miles, near Glenarm

Woodland wildflower walk

The Milibern

3 miles, near Magherahoney Village

Scenic Hillwalking Route

Toome Canal

1.2 miles, near Toome

Short linear riverside walk

Waterfoot Beach Walk

1.6 miles, near Glenariff

A short circular walk through the sand dunes of Waterfoot Beach


1.4 miles, near Antrim Road, Belfast

Ponds & birdlife in Belfast

Whitehead Diamond Jubilee Wood

1.1 miles, near Whitehead

A delightful short walk through recently planted woodland

Whitepark Bay

1.4 (One Way) miles, near Ballintoy

A classic embayment beach of white sands & wild dunes

Antrim Town Heritage Trail

2 miles, near Antrim town

Short heritage trail

Bonamargy Friary

0.5 miles, near Ballycastle

State Care Monument

Carnmoney Hill

3 miles, near Carnmoney village

A beautiful woodland walk, with wonderful views.

Crumlin Glen

1.8 miles, near Crumlin

Short walk with steep sections

Crumlin Heritage Trail

1 miles, near Crumlin

Short Heritage trail

Curran Park

1 miles, near Larne

Walks within grassy playpark.

Drumaheglis Nature

0.75 miles, near Balnamore Village

Quiet woodland trail

Ecos Reserve Trail

2 miles, near Ballymena

Riverside & parkland walk

Falls Park

1.5 miles, near Falls Road Belfast

Views of Divis

Glenarm Forest

2 miles, near Glenarm

3 scenic walks through this forest

Highway to Health, Antrim Loughshore

2 miles, near Antrim town

Short urban walk

Highway to Health, Avoneil Leisure Centre

0.8 miles, near Belfast

A short circular walk starting at Avoneil Leisure Centre

Highway to Health, Ballee

1.3 miles, near Ballymena

A short circular route through the Ballee area.

Highway to Health, Ballymena North

2.7 miles, near Ballymena

A short walk Ballyloughan, Dunclug and Park wards of Ballymena

Highway to Health, Ballymena Town (A&B)

2.9 miles, near Ballymena

Two short, circular walks in Ballymena town centre

Highway to Health, Ballymoney

3 miles, near Ballymoney Town Centre

A flat walk through Ballymoney town and parkland

Highway to Health, Ballysillan Leisure Centre

1 miles, near Belfast

A short circular walk at Ballysillan Leisure Centre

Highway to Health, Belfast City Centre

1.6 miles, near Belfast

A short walk through Belfast City Centre

Highway to Health, Carrick

2.2 miles, near Carrickfergus

A short circular walk through Carrickfer via the Marine Highway.

Highway to Health, ECOS

1.9 miles, near Ballymena

A short circular walk

Highway to Health, Larne

4 miles, near Larne, Carnfunnock Country Park

A long road with coastal views to Scotland.

Highway to Health, Lisburn

3.5 miles, near Lisburn

Urban footpaths

Highway to Health, Mater Hospital

1-2 miles, near Belfast

A series of six short circular walks in the Mater Hospital area.

Highway to Health, Musgrave Park

1 miles, near Belfast

A short circular walk around Musgrave Park

Highway to Health, Randalstown

1.7 miles, near Randalstown

Short circular low impact walk taking in the best of Randalstown

Highway to Health, Rathcoole

1.8 miles, near Newtownabbey

Series of three circular walks around the Rathcoole Estate

Highway to Health, Royal Hospital

1.2 miles, near Belfast

A short circular walk through the grounds of the Royal Hospital

Highway to Health, Six Mile Water - Antrim/ Muckamore Route

3.8 miles, near Antrim Town

Beautiful historic riverside historic walk

Highway to Health, Six Mile Water River Park - Ballyclare

1.24 miles, near Ballyclare

A short circular walk around Six Mile Water River Park

Highway to Health, Threemilewater

1.3 miles, near Newtownabbey

A short circular route around Threemilewater Park

Highway to Health, Toomebridge

1.9 miles, near Toomebridge

Circular walk in and around Toomebridge

Highway to Health, Valley Park

1.45 miles, near Newtownabbey

A short circular walk through Valley Park

Highway to Health, Whiteabbey Hospital

1 miles, near Rathcoole, Whiteabbey

Short walk around Whiteabbey Hospital.

Highway to Health, Whitehead

1.2 miles, near Whitehead

A short linear walk linking Whitehead and Blackhead

Highway to Health, Whiterock Leisure Centre

1.2 miles, near Belfast

A short circular walk through Falls Park

Inver River Walkway

1 miles, near Larne

A pleasant riverside walk leading to a weir

Larne Town Parks

3 miles, near Larne

A hilly coastal setting.

Linn Glen

1 miles, near Larne

Small river valley


2 miles, near Gracehill & Galgorm

Level riverside walk

Maine Riverside

2 miles, near Cullybackey

Permissive path

Metal Bridge

3 miles, near Stranocum Village

Quiet rural countryside walk

Motte & Bailey

2 miles, near Ballymena

Short, steep in parts walk.

Musgrave Park

1.3 miles, near Stockmans Lane, Belfast

Urban park

New Mossley Woodland Walk

1.2 miles, near New Mossley

An urban linear woodland walk

People's Park

0.6 miles, near Ballymena

Infants walk

Portglenone Forest Walk

1.3 miles, near Portglenone

Walks through an ancient woodland

Randalstown Forest

2.5 miles, near Randalstown

Short forest walk

Randalstown Heritage Trail

1.5 miles, near Randalstown

Short heritage trail

Rea's Wood

1.6 (One Way) miles, near Antrim

Woodland walk along Lough Neagh shore

Skerry Trail

2.5 miles, near Newtowncrommelin

Scenic circular route

Tardree Forest Walk

2.5 miles, near Parkgate

Short, forested hill walk

The Drum

1.5 miles, near Cargan

Steep grassland track

Tullaghgarley Bridge

3.5 miles, near Gracehill & Ballymena

Permiisive & public paths

West Bay & Ramore Head

2 to 3 miles, near Portrush

Coastal walk around Portrush

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