Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Northern Ireland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Slieve Donard Trail

hiking
11 days ago

The way was quite easy to find. By and large, just follow the water. For the first 1.5 km of the trail, surefootedness was required due to previous rainfall. Basically, I recommend for the trail ankle-high hiking boots. The next few kilometers meander up the mountain in a staircase. The last 500 meters are really steep, but doable. It is best to take something to eat with you and then make a picnic with a view up in the lee of the wall.

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rocky
16 days ago

Wonderful trail! I hiked it very out of shape two years ago, so it was a bit difficult as a day hike. The views were phenomenal and well worth it.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful views, wild sheep, and the friendliest fellow hikers! A very rewarding hike, highly recommend.

outstanding coastline.

Great walk, especially early morning or late evening when the river can be particularly peaceful. Portstewart is in Co. Londonderry though not Tyrone!

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely fabulous. It is rated as moderate but the last 500 metres plus is quite steep but the views are rewarding. We walked with all ages- from 7 to 75 ang everyone enjoyed the climb. We had a mostly sunny day but it was quite cool at the top (13C). Highly recommend for anyone.

Great experience, really enjoyed although it is officially closed at the moment. However You can still get there.

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muddy
2 months ago

great trail. Really bad signage. however parts of it were closed due to reconstruction. hoping to come back for another walk soon!

Lovely walk. Noticed dramatic difference in sounds between the sea walk and the river walk. Lovely butterflies and insects in sand dunes.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful walk. Walked out to the Giants Ring. The path was perfect. Lots of shaded sections for a Ginger like me and lots of sunny bits too. The only toilets that were well marked were the ones at the Lock Keepers Inn. Not a pub though (secretly a little disappointed in that.

Great walk, however, upon reaching the top I found the sign very misleading as to what direction the path lead. After eventually finding my way down, followed the path up backwards and it is overgrown and needs cleared more. Apart from that great

Great walk and scenery is breathtaking. my advice would be to start at Dunserverick and walk to the Causeway center and have refreshments before heading back, no refreshments in the harbour but clean WC's

hiking
3 months ago

Lough edge pathway, quiet and a good spot to start running

hiking
3 months ago

I really enjoyed this walk. The trail is in good condition and it's impossible to get lost as it's just a loop. There's a nice mix of native species trees, but they're still young, the rest are conifers and there are large areas that have been harvested and replanted. Some nice views, and no phone signal, so if you want to get some peace that's handy. I'll definitely visit again.

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rocky
3 months ago

Done this last Sunday with friends. Easy to navigate, wonderful scenery and it takes a moderate amount of effort to do it. It's windy at the top but on a clear day, the view is breathtaking. Took us 2 hours to do and that's with plenty of breaks. Highly recommended!

Started down by the causeway, then climbed the stairs and took the yellow trail out along the cliffs. Breathtaking views and easy to follow, though there are a few steep up and down climbs. Go early - we started around 6:30 AM and had the entire place to ourselves, but by the time we got back around 11, there were tons of people on the causeway and on the trails.

Stunning trail, didn't expect to find such a beautiful place! Would 100% recommend.

hiking
4 months ago

This was a fun trail which was kept super interesting by the different terrain. Follow the river up and you’ll be in for a delight in sights, sounds and textures. It was windy up the the top but it makes you feel alive.

hiking
4 months ago

The view at the top was amazing and got to hang out with the goats until they chased us down the mountain

On my doorstep all this time and I never knew. Very enjoyable. Half the trail is open countryside with lots of air n great views and the other is steep and tight, winding beside the river.

nature trips
5 months ago

brilliant walk, full of natural beauty, as it is a nature preserve. There is a preserved wetlands that you can see the bugs and wildlife, plus wooded areas and fields. plus there is so much history to this area. I would highly recommend it to anyone, very kid friendly too!!

This is a nice walk around some of our remaining ancient woodland, the trail in and around the trees is quite challenging and it's an excellent place to take your dog for a walk as they can run around well out of harm's way from traffic. Highly recommended

Good walk on a good day. Entrance from a busy main road could be signposted better. Pathways are a bit rocky under the foot.

Beautiful spot hard to believe it’s just off such a busy carriage way! Highly recommended for a short walk in the city!

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rocky
6 months ago

Great walk done with 2 small dogs! Went up in March still cold and not much visibility at the top but a lovely walk nonetheless!

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blowdown
7 months ago

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