Ulster Way A 625 mile (1000km) circular walking route in Northern Ireland
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The Ulster Way Route

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Quality Sections

The Quality Sections, as the name suggests, provide a truly quality walking experience. They are mainly on the already established Waymarked Ways which are predominantly off road, pass through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and waymarked throughout their length.

Link Sections

The Link Sections are not waymarked and mainly on public roads some of which can be very busy. Walkers are actively encouraged to make use of public transport along these sections so they can make best use of their time on the more attractive Quality Sections.

Ballycastle to Glenarm

TypeLink Section
Distance32.5 miles (52 km)
Starts atBallycastle
Ends atGlenarm

Offering a poor weather alternative to Moyle Way

Ballynure to Belfast

TypeLink Section
Distance19 miles (30 km)
Starts atBallynure
Ends atBelfast

Link Section linking Ballynure to Belfast

Belcoo to Belleek including Lough Navar Forest Option

TypeQuality Section
Distance29 miles (46 km)
Starts atBelcoo
Ends atBelleek

A journey through the uplands of west Fermanagh

Belfast to Holywood

TypeLink Section
Distance7 miles (11.3km)
Starts atCentral Station, Belfast
Ends atThe Esplanade, Holywood

Link section from Belfast to Holywood

Belleek to Lough Bradan

TypeLink Section
Distance31 miles (50 km)
Starts atBelleek
Ends atLough Bradan (Ederney)

Link Section from Belleek to Lough Bradan

Castlerock to Portstewart

TypeLink Section
Distance10 miles (16 km)
Starts atCastlerock
Ends atPortstewart

Link Section from Castlerock to Portstewart

Causeway Coast Way

TypeQuality Section
Distance33 miles (52 km)
Starts atPortstewart
Ends atBallycastle

An exhilarating route along the most celebrated stretch of coastline in Northern Ireland.

Dungiven to Castlerock incorporating the North Sperrins Way

TypeQuality Section
Distance37.5 miles (60 km)
Starts atDungiven
Ends atCastlerock

A series of mountain joining the high Sperrins to the north coast

Florencecourt to Belcoo (including the Cuilcagh Way)

TypeQuality Section
Distance10 miles (16 km)
Starts atFlorencecourt
Ends atBelcoo

Exploring rural Fermanagh and Global UNESCO Geopark.

Glenarm to Ballynure incorporating Antrim Hills Way

TypeQuality Section
Distance20 miles (31.5 km)
Starts atGlenarm
Ends atBallynure

Cutting a scenic route through the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Gortin to Moneyneany

TypeQuality Section
Distance23 miles (37 km)
Starts atGortin
Ends atMoneyneany

Passing through the Sperrin Mountains - the largest area of upland in Northern Ireland.

Groomsport to Strangford

TypeLink Section
Distance30 miles (49 km)
Starts atGroomsport
Ends atStrangford

Link Section from Groomsport to Strangford

Lagan Towpath

TypeQuality Section
Distance12 miles (19.2 km)
Starts atBelfast
Ends atLisburn

The Lagan Valley Regional Park is a beautiful corridor of greenery springing from the southern districts of Belfast City.

Lecale Way

TypeQuality Section
Distance34 miles (55 km)
Starts atStrangford
Ends atNewcastle

Explores the heavily indented shoreline of County Down, a coast rich in history and wildlife.

Lisnaskea to Florencecourt

TypeLink Section
Distance22 miles (35 km)
Starts atLisnaskea
Ends atFlorencecourt

Link Section from Lisnaskea to Florencecourt

Lough Bradan to Gortin

TypeQuality Section
Distance37 miles (59 km)
Starts atLough Bradan (Ederney)
Ends atGortin

This section boasts some of the most extensive views on the entire Ulster Way

Magilligan to Binevenagh

TypeLink Section
Distance10 miles (16 km)
Starts atMagilligan
Ends atBinevenagh

Link Section from Magilligan to Binevenagh

Moneyneany to Dungiven

TypeQuality Section
Distance13 miles (21 km)
Starts atMoneyneany
Ends atDungiven

A short section through forest and on open hillside offering some fantastic views

Mourne Way

TypeQuality Section
Distance26 miles (42 km)
Starts atNewcastle
Ends atRostrevor

Long distance walking route in County Down

Moyle Way

TypeQuality Section
Distance27 miles (43 km)
Starts atBallycastle
Ends atWaterfoot

Passes through the heart of the world-famous Glens of Antrim

Newry Canal Way

TypeQuality Section
Distance17.5 miles (28km)
Starts atCarnbane
Ends atPortadown

18-mile long section exploring the restored towpath of the historic Newry Canal

North Down Coastal Path

TypeQuality Section
Distance12 miles (19.2 km)
Starts atHolywood
Ends atGroomsport

Coastal Path taking the walker along the south shore of Belfast Lough.

Ring of Gullion Way

TypeQuality Section
Distance37 miles (59 km)
Starts atNewry
Ends atCarnbane

Exploring the ancient volcanic landscape of the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Rostrevor to Newry

TypeLink Section
Distance10 miles (16 km)
Starts atRostrevor
Ends atNewry

Link Section from Rostrevor to Newry

Scarva to Aughnacloy

TypeLink Section
Distance38 miles (60 km)
Starts atScarva
Ends atAughnacloy

Link Section from Scarva to Aughnacloy

Sliabh Beagh Way

TypeQuality Section
Distance40 miles (65 km)
Starts atAughnacloy
Ends atLisnaskea

Passes through some of the most remote parts of the Ulster countryside


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Route of Causeway Coast WayRoute of Lagan TowpathRoute of North Down Coastal PathRoute of Lecale WayRoute of Mourne WayRoute of Ring of Gullion WayRoute of Newry Canal WayRoute of Sliabh Beagh WayRoute of Florencecourt to Belcoo (including the Cuilcagh Way)Route of Belcoo to Belleek including Lough Navar Forest OptionRoute of Lough Bradan to GortinRoute of Gortin to MoneyneanyRoute of Moneyneany to DungivenRoute of Dungiven to Castlerock incorporating the North Sperrins WayRoute of Moyle WayRoute of Glenarm to Ballynure incorporating Antrim Hills WayRoute of Groomsport to StrangfordRoute of Rostrevor to NewryRoute of Scarva to AughnacloyRoute of Lisnaskea to FlorencecourtRoute of Belleek to Lough BradanRoute of Castlerock to PortstewartRoute of Ballycastle to GlenarmRoute of Ballynure to BelfastRoute of Magilligan to BinevenaghRoute of Belfast to Holywood