Leading Dog Friendly Walks In Northern Ireland


Posted on August 28, 2019 @ 1:15 PM in Walking

Fed up walking about your regional location on auto-pilot with your dog? Get a new ‘leash’ of life and discover a single (or much more!) of these amazing dog friendly walking trails in Northern Ireland.

Dog walk Northern Ireland

Benone Strand, Co. Derry~Londonderry

We’d be barking mad to do an report on the ideal dog friendly walks in Northern Ireland devoid of initial mentioning Benone Strand. Forming element of a single of Ireland’s longest beaches, this place was voted ‘Northern Ireland’s Favourite location to stroll your Dog’ in the 2018 WalkNI Awards.  

Please note that some beaches have restrictions and zones in location for dogs in the summer time months so make certain to verify out the web page just before you check out. Amongst Might and September, the beach at Benone can be accessed through the boardwalk by means of the dunes. 

Crawfordsburn Nation Park, Co. Down

Situated on the southern shores of Belfast Lough, Crawfordsburn Nation Park boasts two superb beaches, spectacular scenery, a gorgeous waterfall and tranquil walks by means of wooded glens. Dogs ought to be kept on a lead at all instances apart from in the designated off lead locations.

Darkley Forest, Co. Armagh

A neighborhood trail supplying an enchantingly exclusive walking practical experience by means of a little and peaceful coniferous woodland. Find out this unspoilt hidden gem for dog walkers just a quick distance from Armagh. Dogs are permitted and ought to be kept on a lead.

Rowallane Gardens, Co. Down

There are lots of trails to preserve each dog and walker intrigued at Rowallane Gardens. The trails pass by means of the 19th century garden, renowned these days for its colourful plant collection and rugged landscape. Dogs ought to be kept on a lead. Nevertheless, if your dog loves to run about and stretch its legs or is fond of a tennis ball then make certain to check out the outside exercising location exactly where dogs are permitted to roam cost-free from their leads.

Dog walk Northern Ireland

Montalto Estate, Co. Down

A quick stroll by means of the woodland of Montalto Estate. With lots of routes to discover you can extend this stroll by exploring the trail about the lake or a variety of gardens. Dogs are permitted but ought to be kept on a lead.

Glenariff Forest Park, Co. Antrim

Take pleasure in a stroll by means of mature woodland previous spectacular waterfalls. A transform of scene from your regional stroll the views from the prime of the glen down to the coast and the sea beyond are unbelievable. Dogs are permitted and should really be kept on a lead.

Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh

Surrounded by lush parkland and thick woodland, pick from a quantity of walks all giving amazing views. Dogs are welcome on leads in each the garden and grounds.

Peatlands Park, Co. Tyrone

Close to the southern shores of Lough Neagh and boasting more than 10 miles of paths and wooden walkways, you will be spoilt for decision when it comes to exploring with your dog. The park is wealthy in butterflies, moths and dragonflies as properly as numerous woodland and wetland birds and a number of species of waterfowl. Dogs are permitted and should really be kept on a lead.

Dog walk Northern Ireland

Slieve Gullion, Co. Armagh

A difficult stroll for keen walkers and their favourite 4-legged buddies, the views from the prime are worth the climb. Increasing to 573m, the 9.five mile stroll at Slieve Gullion is the centrepiece of the volcanic landscape in the Ring of Gullion Region of Outstanding Beauty. Dogs are permitted and should really be kept on a lead.

Sir Thomas &amp Lady Dixon Park, Co. Antrim

Find out a single of Belfast’s most well known parks. Once again, you will be spoilt for decision when it comes to what trail to discover in this park from garden walks to walks across open meadow there is some thing to suit absolutely everyone. Dogs are permitted and should really be kept on a lead.

Tollymore Forest Park, Co. Down

Covering an location of pretty much 630 hectares at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, Tollymore Forest Park offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the sea at nearby Newcastle. The park has some really fascinating options to appear out for even though on your stroll like a barn dressed up to appear like a church, stone cones on prime of gate piers and gothic-style gate arches. Dogs are permitted and should really be kept on a lead.

Heritage Railway Path, Co. Antrim

For some thing a bit distinct comply with the line of the Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Heritage Railway from the coastal resort of Portballintrae to the Giant’s Causeway. This stroll can very easily be extended to supply coastal off-road access to the Giant’s Causeway. Dogs are permitted and should really be kept on a lead.

Please note, some areas may possibly have indicators to indicate restricted dog access or that you ought to preserve your dog on a lead, so be certain to appear out for these or get in touch with ahead to verify access.  Don’t forget to be a accountable dog owner and clean up immediately after your pooch.

Jayne Woodrow

Jayne Woodrow  Promoting Officer &amp Active Clubs Coordinator for Walking

Jayne joined the marketing and advertising group of Outside Recreation NI in March 2014. She oversees the marketing and advertising and communication on WalkNI, OutdoorNI and Walking in Your Neighborhood Project. Most lately she has been operating with Parkrun Ireland &amp UK to introduce the ‘Walk @ parkrun’ initiative.


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