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Walking routes

Walking is one of the easiest and cheapest ways of enjoying the outdoors and keeping fit. We have a number of different walking routes in our parks to help you get active.

Download our walking routes to help you get around.

 In parks Distance
Belmont Park (PDF - 456KB) 0.7 miles, 1.2km
Bog Meadows (PDF - 195KB) 0.7 miles, 1.2km 
Botanic Gardens (PDF - 462KB) 0.8 miles, 1.3km 
Falls Park (PDF - 307KB) 1.5 miles, 2.4km 
Musgrave Park (PDF - 992KB) 0.9 miles, 1.5km
Ormeau Park (PDF - 360KB) 1.3 miles, 2.1km 
Stormont Estate (PDF - 1.6KB) 2.5 miles, 4.0km
Victoria Park (PDF - 803KB) 1.0 mile, 1.6km 
Waterworks (PDF - 272KB) 1.5 miles, 2.4km 
Woodvale Park (PDF - 324KB) 0.6 miles, 0.9km
 Greenways  Distance 
Comber Greenway (PDF - 302KB) 7.0 miles, 11.3km 
Connswater Community Greenway (PDF - 394KB) 5.5 miles, 9.0km 
 Lagan Valley Regional Park  Distance
The Lagan Towpath (PDF - 340KB) 5.5 miles, 9.0km 
Barnett Demesne (PDF - 416KB) 1.5 miles, 2.4km
Clement Wilson Park (PDF - 360KB) 1.2 miles, 1.9km
Lagan Meadows (PDF - 275KB) 1.8 miles, 2.8km
Minnowburn and Giant's Ring (PDF - 247KB) 4.0 miles, 6.5km
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park (PDF - 1.6MB) 1.9 miles, 3.1km
 Belfast Hills Distance
Cave Hill Country Park (PDF - 8.8MB) 4.5 miles, 7.2km
Colin Glen Forest Park (PDF - 614KB) 4.0 miles, 6.5km
Divis and Black Mountain (PDF - 3MB) 4.2 miles, 6.8km
Ligoniel Dams (PDF - 270KB) 0.75 miles, 1.2km

Walking groups

Community walking groups

For short walks up to roughly two hours and under four miles you should consider joining one of the Walking in your Community groups based in Belfast.

Rambling clubs

For longer walks in Belfast and beyond you could consider joining a rambling club. Rambling groups walk up to ten miles over one day. Groups affiliate to the Ulster Federation of Rambling Clubs and there are a number based in Belfast.

Walk @ parkrun

Parkruns are 5km events and take place in many parks in Belfast on Saturday mornings. The events are open to walkers as well as runners. If you are interested in walking at one of the events register at parkrun and join the #parkwalk club.

Orienteering routes and eco-trails

Orienteering

Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running. The activity is family friendly. It includes navigating around a course. Usually this is with a map and compass. Some events and trails will use mobile apps.

The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of points. This is done by deciding the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, you can progress at your own pace.

Orienteering can take place anywhere, from remote forests and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds. It's a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors.

Eco-Trails

The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of points. This is done by deciding the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, you can progress at your own pace.

We have permanent eco-trails suitable for all ages in 

You can also download a trail map from www.ecotrailsni.com

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