For such a small island, Ireland is a unique place when it comes to hiking. And yes, we are talking about both Ireland and Northern Ireland here. A walking holiday to Ireland and Northern Ireland is therefore a must-go for every hiking enthusiast. There are some 954 developed hiking trails across the two countries with vastly different landscapes. One day you can climb the hills around Belfast, the next you can walk along Cork's rugged coastline.
As well as burning some calories, hiking is a great way to explore hidden parts of this beautiful country. All you need is a pair of sturdy shoes, a raincoat, some lightweight gear and you're good to go. Can't you decide where to start? Here are some tips to get you started, with walks suitable for beginners to advanced hikers and from multi-day hiking holidays to one-day hikes.