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Walking The great outdoors

Surrounded by a choice of scenic walks, of varying lengths and terrain, there’s something for the leisurely stroller and the more avid walker.

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite local trails, with options for more strenuous hikes, including the Mourne Mountains, less than an hour’s drive away.

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Clandeboye Way

The Clandeboye Way is a walking trail from Helen’s Bay railway station to Whitespots Country Park. It crosses through woodland, old laneways and farm tracks. Of historical interest is Helen's Tower and the old Leadmines at Whitespots Country Park.

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Distance from hotel 3.2 miles / 7 minute drive from hotel
Walking distance 8 miles
Terrain Laneways, tracks, woodland paths. Please note: this walk involves crossing the main Bangor to Belfast dual carriageway.
Points of interest Helen’s Tower, Leadmines
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Crawfordsburn Country Park

Crawfordsburn Country Park is a tranquil, oceanfront park featuring wildflower meadows, wooded nature trails and two beautiful beaches with views across Belfast Lough. Choose from a range of trails: Coastal walk (3.8 miles), Glen walk (1.5 miles) or Meadow walk (2 miles).

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Coastal walk

Coastal Walk

A beautiful walk through the meadow and along the coastal path of Crawfordsburn and Helen’s Bay beaches. Pass the wartime fort at Grey Point and finish at Sea Park.

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Distance from hotel 3.1 miles / 7 minute drive
Walking distance 1.9 miles (one way)
Terrain Gravel and tarmac paths
Points of interest Crawfordsburn Beach, Helens Bay Beach, and Grey Point Fort
Glen walk

Glen Walk

A woodland and riverside walk with views of the incredible Lanyon’s Viaduct.

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Distance from hotel 3.1 miles / 7 minute drive
Walking distance 1.5 miles
Terrain Gently undulating off road paths
Points of interest Lanyon’s Viaduct
Meadow walk

Meadow Walk

A gentle walk through the wildflower meadow, areas of mature woodland, and a coastal stretch.

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Distance from hotel 3.1 miles / 7 minute drive
Walking distance 2 miles
Terrain Off road paths
Points of interest Wildflower meadow
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Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart is a National Trust property boasting wonderfully landscaped gardens and a neo-classical house. Take a picturesque lake walk or a walk throughout the mature woodlands. Please note that National Trust entrance pricing applies for these walks.

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Lake walk

Lake Walk

A beautiful walk around the lake and world-famous gardens at Mount Stewart.

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Distance from hotel 8.4 miles / 15 minute drive
Walking distance 2.3 miles
Terrain Level access lake and gardens
Points of interest Mount Stewart House
Red trail

Red Trail

A woodland and farmland walk in the Mount Stewart Estate. If you’re lucky you may spot a red squirrel.

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Distance from hotel 8.4 miles / 15 minute drive
Walking distance 1.4 miles
Terrain Woodland floor and gravel
Points of interest Temple of the Winds
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Scrabo Hill

This walk takes the summit of Scrabo hill and the famous Scrabo Tower providing stunning views over Strangford Lough and North Down.

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Distance from hotel 4.3 miles / 10 minute drive
Walking distance 2.3 miles
Terrain Off road paths, steep
Points of interest Scrabo Tower
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Killynether Wood

The walk at Killynether Wood is a steady climb on woodland paths to a beautiful viewpoint before a descent through the mature woodland to finish.

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Distance from hotel 5.3 miles / 12 minute drive
Walking distance 1.5 miles
Terrain Off road paths
Points of interest Panoramic views of Strangford Lough
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