northern ireland

Northern Ireland - 7 walks with a view


If you love to walk then you’re going adore Northern Ireland’s unspoilt, natural and rugged offerings. The country is known for its magnificent castles, glacial valleys and mountains and is a walkers paradise with so many options.

The coast line is beautiful with beaches, rocky cliffs and stunning views and you’ll often find yourself alone away from the maddening crowds.

If climbing is your thing then head for the hills and mountains to find your slice of Northern Ireland tranquillity.

A trip to Northern Ireland will emerse you in nature and really pull you away from the daily hustle and bustle of life.

Check out our favourites walks with a view below.


1.Rathlin Island


This is the most Northerly inhabited island in Northern Ireland and is a wonderful place to get away from the daily grind of life. The island has six walking trails that you can follow and there are beautiful coastal views all around the island.

2.The Mourne Mountains

The Mourne Mountains are the highest and most dramatic range in Northern Island. The mountains are criss-crossed by a network of paths and tracks which make them a great place for a hike, and the views are pretty incredible.


3.Mussenden Temple, Co. Derry, Londonderry

Sat on the edge of a 120 ft high cliff, the Mussenden Temple is an amazing sight. Located in the downhill demesne the open clifftop walk to the temple offers the most delightful views over Downhill Beach towards Magilligan Point and County Donegal, Portstewart and Fair Head.


4.North Antrim Coast

The beautiful North Antrim coast offers cove after cove of sheer cliffs that are ringed and striped by causeway stone, an abundance of lichens and bright coastal flowers during the warmer months.

Take in the view as the Atlantic waves crash against the rocks.


5.Pollnagollum Cave, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

In the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopoark you’ll find Pollnagollum Cave, which is Irish for ‘hole of the doves’

The cave entrance is fed by a beautifully cascading waterfall that falls down a 12 metre limestone cliff to disappear into the depths of the cave.

It even appeared in the searies Game of Thrones.


6.Cave Hill Country Park, Belfast, Co. Antrim

On the outskirts of Belfast you’ll find the sleeping giant, distingusihed by its famouns ‘Napoleons  nose’ it resembles the profile of the famous emperor Napoleon.

A  4.5 mile circular route passes several caves and offers wonderful views out across the city.

7.Whitepark Bay, Ballintoy, Co. Antrim

Back on the North Antrim Coast, this beautiful sandy bay is a must see for beach lovers and deserves a mention. Looking out over the Atlantic Ocean it forms a white arc between the two headlines on this beautiful coastline.