Gentle green hills stretching to the horizon, waves lapping at the coast, shimmering lakes and rugged mountains – Northern Ireland offers you a variety of landscapes for your outdoor holiday on the Emerald Isle. Away from the open Atlantic, the coastline is less rugged than in the west of Ireland, but the weather is much milder and the green hills are perfect for long walks year-round.
The landscape on the northern coast is spectacular. Here, 40,000 uniform hexagonal basalt columns tower beside one another at the world-famous Giant’s Causeway – it’s otherworldly. The image of the blue sea crashing against a natural black rock dam with lush green hills behind is a wonderful contrast. The interior of Northern Ireland offers you wonderful, wide panoramic views. The glaciers of the last ice age worked their magic here, creating wide trough valleys, huge lakes, and impressive mountains.
We have selected three particularly beautiful panoramic Tours for you in this Collection: The Mourne Mountains with views of the Irish Sea in the south-east, the moorland-surrounded Cuilcagh on the border with the Republic of Ireland and the Cliffs of Magho, a steep, towering rock step on the shore of Lough Erne in the south-west.
If you want to soak up all the country’s diversity, its landscapes, its towns and villages and its chequered history, then we have just one solution for you: the Ulster Way. At almost 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) in length, the route takes you through the whole of Northern Ireland in one big loop. If you don’t have time to walk the whole thing in one go, you can choose your favourite section and get exploring the north of the Emerald Isle.
It starts at the visitor center. From there you follow a tarred road and a small slope. The first signs of the basalt columns will soon be visible. We continue to Port Noffer with its great view of the species-rich sea and salt marshes. Past the Giants boat, then up the slope to the “church organ”.
The first part of the hike leads over the top of the Magho Cliffs and offers great panoramic views of the area. At the end of the path there is a bench - there you can let the cliffs affect you again. On the path back down again, black trail markers show you the direction through forests.
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This long-distance hike starts at the Forest Service parking lot and follows a mountain path with rocky and swampy sections. Be careful when wet! The tour leads through a mountainous glacier landscape, grazing dry valleys, limestone cliffs and mountain rivers. A moderate ascent leads to the “Stairway…
The path from the Carrick Little parking lot runs north into the mountains, past a wall of granite stones. You come across traces of an old quarry and reach two main crossings, at each of which you turn left. The path crosses a stream that emerges from the Blue Lough. To the northeast, the view opens…
The loop trail begins on Park Road and follows paths to and through Castle Ward Forest. Over Downpatrick Street and through Mallard Plantation. Follow Audleystown Road and walk around Audley’s Castle. And then comes the highlight for Game of Thrones fans: You are at the gates of “Winterfell”! Back to…
The Ulster Way is a circular route around Ulster, a historic Northern Irish province. He opens up the beauties of the Irish north with imposing cliffs, sandy beaches, hills and valleys and some typical Irish villages.
The trail starts and ends in Belfast and follows much of the Northern Irish coastline…
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