Northern Ireland: A Walking Guide

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The Collins Press, Mar 30, 2014 - Sports & Recreation - 162 pages

This revised guide presents top-class walking routes in Northern Ireland. From rugged mountain peaks to spectacular coastal scenery, from challenging hill walks to shorter woodland and waterside excursions, there is something for everyone. Every part of the region is covered, from the mountains of Mourne to the Giant’s Causeway, from Fermanagh’s ‘lake district’ to the rolling Sperrins. Routes vary from two-hour strolls to eight-hour upland challenges. Much thought has gone into making this guide easy to use: each route, prefaced with a quick-reference summary, is illustrated with a clear sketch map; descriptions include detailed access information while points of interest are highlighted – flora and fauna, history, archaeology and folklore. A compact region with huge scenic variety, Northern Ireland is ideal for walking yet is often overlooked. This authoritative guide is changing that, using the author’s enthusiasm and knowledge.


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Quick Reference Route Table
An Introduction
Using This Guide
Rathlin Island
Causeway Coast Path
Fair Head and Murlough
Trostan and the Moyle
Glenariff Forest Park
North Down Coastal Path
Lagan Towpath
Castle Ward
Ballyhornan Coastal Path
Peatlands Park
Cliffs of Magho
Castle Archdale
Marble Arch and Florence Court

The Antrim Hills
Binevenagh Cliffs
Roe Valley Country Park
Banagher Glen and Forest
The Western Sperrins
Sawel and Dart Mountains
The Eastern Sperrins
Cave Hill
Cuilcagh Mountain
Slieve Gullion
Tollymore Forest Park
Slieve Meelmore and Slieve Meelbeg
Slieve Commedagh
Slieve Donard
Slieve Bearnagh and the Silent Valley

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About the author (2014)

Helen Fairbairn, a fulltime travel writer, has written guidebooks to destinations as diverse as the Rocky Mountains, the European Alps and Scotland. Co-author of Walking in Ireland (Lonely Planet), she is a regular contributor to Walking World Ireland Magazine and has spent years researching the best walking routes in Ireland. She lives in Sligo with her husband, Gareth McCormack, a professional photographer who shares her passion for the outdoors and whose work features in this guidebook.

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