Northern Ireland - A Walking Guide

Title: Northern Ireland - A Walking Guide

Author: Helen Fairbairn

Publisher: The Collins Press

ISBN:  9781848891500

First published: 2006

Latest revision: 2012

Summary:  Walking guidebook detailing thirty-four quality routes of various grades on the mountains, coasts and islands of Northern Ireland.

On the back cover:  This updated guide describes the best walking routes in Northern Ireland. From rugged mountain peaks to spectacular coastal scenery, from challenging hill walks to shorter woodland excursions, there is something here 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, with each route chosen for its quality. Much thought has gone into making this guide easy to use. Every route is prefaced with a quick-reference summary and illustrated with a clear sketch map. Descriptions include detailed access information while points of interest - flora and fauna, history and folklore - are all highlighted. 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 to introduce the best of the region to locals and visitors alike.

Content & credits:  160 pages. Words [by Helen Fairbairn]. Colour photographs [by others (Gareth McCormack)]. Digitally-produced, colour route location and detail maps [by others (uncredited)].

Route location map (walk start points):

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Other walking guidebooks for this area:

The area covered by this book is also dealt with by the following list of recommended titles.

  Ireland's County High Points - A Walking Guide

  Hiking in Ireland

  Walking in Ireland

  Best Irish Walks

  The Mournes Walks

  The Mountains of Ireland

  Irish Coastal Walks


Counties covered by this book:

This guidebook contains walking routes in the following counties.

  County Antrim

  County Armagh

  County Cavan

  County Derry

  County Down

  County Fermanagh

  County Tyrone