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The Category Belfast City is a subset of Northern Ireland.


The following Belfast City Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Belfast U3A

- Disabled Ramblers NI

*Belfast Botanic Gardens

Tree Trail 'There are over 100 species of tree in the Belfast Botanic Gardens collection. This trail takes you past a few of the outstanding specimens. All of the trees on the trail are described and illustrated in detail in the tree archive of the Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.'

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*Belfast CHA Rambling Club

'We walk every Saturday (except for holidays). We nearly always use public transport. Our club is especially suitable for over-50s. The walks are not too strenuous. We go to places all over Northern Ireland ... '

*Belfast City Cemetery
Size (acreage)54

'We've developed a walking trail in partnership with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, which tells the stories of some of the famous people buried in the cemetery, as well as linking the City Cemetery's maritime heritage and Titanic Belfast.'

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Belfast City Council

*Belfast City Council

'We have developed a new Walk in the Park booklet which includes walking routes and maps of many of the major parks and open spaces in the city.'

*Belfast HF Rambling Club

'We walk on Saturday afternoons ... Walks start at 2pm ... We travel by sharing cars to the start of the walk ... Walks are tailored according to each walker's ability ... Members are in the over 50 age range ... Walks vary from 3 – 5 miles.'

*Belfast Walking Club

'The Club was formed in July 1983 with the following aims: [1] To provide a programme of organised walks - - - : [2] To secure and maintain the right to walk in the countryside, on public paths, mountain tracks and open moorland - - - : [3] To encourage recreational walking and the appreciation of the countryside - - - : [4] To help protect the natural beauty from despoliation.

*Easy Rambling Club

'We are an easy rambling club and walks are arranged to suit our members within reasonable limits. Those who feel unable to complete the full walks are encouraged to adapt the walks to their own requirements.'

*Spartan Red Sox Rambling Club

'Formed in 1979, The Spartan Red Sox Walking Club organise day walks, week and weekend trips in Ireland, sometimes further afield, and social events.'

A History of Terror - Belfast Tour

'Between 1971 and 1998 Belfast City Centre was the setting for many tragic incidents of the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland (The Troubles). This unique walking tour of the City Centre visits the actual sites of some of the most significant events.'

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Dead Centre Tours

Belfast Hills Walking

'Experience the Belfast Hills, renowned for providing a unique backdrop to a thriving urban area. Being so close to the city, fantastic views over Belfast and beyond can be easily enjoyed at Cave Hill and Belfast Castle or Black Mountain ... With well over half a million hikes taken every year, walking is the number one recreational activity in the Belfast Hills.'

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Belfast Hills Partnership

Comber Greenway
Distance (miles)7

'This walk leads from the centre of Belfast to the town of Comber along the line of the former railway.'

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Comber Greenway [Sustrans]

Connswater Community Greenway Trails

'The Connswater Community Greenway is committed to developing a number of heritage and tourism trails which will encourage visitors and locals to learn about the vast history of the area, to visit the Greenway and to visit east Belfast. So why not get on your walking shoes and explore east Belfast?'

Divis and the Black Mountain

'The mountains rest in the heart of the Belfast Hills, which provide the backdrop to the city's skyline. The rich, varied archaeological landscape is home to a host of wildlife. There are walking trails along a variety of terrain: through heath, on stone tracks, along boardwalks and road surface.'

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National Trust

Literary Belfast Walking Tour

'There are few better ways to get to know Belfast than through the eyes and words of its writers. The Literary Belfast iPhone app takes you on a journey through the city and the many shades of our history, from the splendour of Belfast City Hall and the notable lives commemorated in Writer's Square, to back alleys and quiet suburban streets where our finest writers lived, walked and worked ...'

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National Cycle Network - Route 9
Distance (miles)37

'Route 9 travels in sections from Queen Elizabeth Bridge in Belfast to Newry, via Lisburn, Craigavon, Portadown and Scarva. You'll pass rivers, lakes and beautiful parks - perfect for nature lovers and budding wildlife spotters.' 100% Traffic-free.

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Ulster Way
Distance (miles)625

'Circular long distance walking route that is one of the longest in the United Kingdom and Ireland.'

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