The following icons may be used to classify a walk on a hill.

EASY ACCESS EASY ACCESS

Walks for everyone, including people with wheelchairs & baby buggies. Help may be needed to push wheelchairs on some sections. Entrance gates may have to be opened to allow wheelchair access. Please phone the site warden before arrival to ensure gate will be open for you. Walkers can wear comfortable shoes or trainers.

GENTLE GENTLE

Walks for people who have no specific health problems who are mobile and moderately fit. Suitable for baby buggies if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.

LEISURELY LEISURELY

Walks for reasonable fit people. May include un-surfaced rural gravel or grassy tracks. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are recommended.

MODERATE MODERATE

Walks for people with country walking experience with above average fitness level. May include steep hills, rough terrain and crossing occasional streams. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

STRENUOUS STRENUOUS

Walks for experienced country walkers with above average fitness level. May include steep hills, rough terrain and crossing occasional streams. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

BIODIVERSITY BIODIVERSITY

Walks with a particular focus on enjoying Northern Ireland’s Biodiversity.

HERITAGE HERITAGE

Walks that celebrate our local history and heritage including old mills, industry, notable people, places and events.

SYMBOLS SYMBOLS

Denote general site facilities and may not be available or relevant for a listed event.

IMPORTANT POINTS

All are very welcome to our events but please bear these important points in mind:

  • All children under 16 must ┬ábe accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Suitable clothing and footwear should be worn.
  • Dogs are allowed on some walks but only on a lead.
  • Some parts of a walk can be steep or difficult.
  • The Belfast Hills Partnership actively promotes responsible countryside enjoyment and has published an Access Code.