Walking is the best way to socialise outside and Northern Ireland has some stunning walks which are easily accessible!
We all know that walking is good for you, both for your body and mind. Especially at the moment, when meeting up inside is being increasingly regulated and the days are getting cooler. Walking is a fabulous way to catch up with friends and lower anxiety.
One of the many great things about Belfast, is the number of accessible walking trails within Belfast itself! There is Cave Hill which takes you high up over the city and Belfast lough; the Giants Ring with archelogy that dates from the Neolithic period; a wander along the shore of the Lagan River which runs around Belfast; Stormont Park woodland walk taking you around the estate of the Northern Irish parliament buildings… and the list goes on!
It is equally easy to jump on a train and escape to the coast or mountains for a more challenging day trip – Belfast is not far from the country side. Any time of the year, Northern Ireland has walks that will feed you soul and remind you why its so important to look after these local environments and eco systems. I know friends who head straight for the Mourne Mountains at the first hint of snow or to Rathlin Island at the first hint of Spring to spot the puffins. It doesn’t have to be warm here (and it often isn’t) to have an amazing experience outside!!
This is a great website, which is easy to use, of walks in Northern Ireland !
WALK NI: https://walkni.com/belfast-destination/