It has been great to reset over the winter holidays and get some much-needed R&R with family and friends. We all know it’s popular to set new year resolutions and probably break them not long after, but we’ve got the tool to keep you on track to #GetOutMore this year.
The holidays can be challenging and getting back into the normal routine is never easy, as children often get used to spending everyday doing something fun and exciting or out exploring everyday for a few weeks. Planning where to get out on the weekend has never been easier with the interactive map on OutmoreNI.com.
Escape the post-holiday blues with a family day out to Gosford Forest Park. The Gosford family cycle trail is sure to bring a smile back to your family’s faces and give the kids a chance to test out their new wheels that Santa brought them!
If cycling is not your thing – Gosford offers a variety of equally picturesque walking trails. The boundary trail offers a 3.4mile loop that is sure to satisfy your fresh 2023 exercise fix, while also giving you the chance to admire some of the best woodland Northern Ireland has to offer!
For those based in Belfast it can be difficult to balance busy daily schedules, with the need to get the steps in and reach our new and improved health goals in the new year. With daylight beginning to extend later into the evening, there is no better time to immerse yourself in nature on offer, right at your doorstep!
Cave Hill and Divis are great examples of the opportunity to get active in nature only a short drive from Belfast City Centre. These trails don’t just offer a chance to stretch your legs after a long day in the office, but also stunning views of Belfast to enjoy as you walk.
January can be the best time to visit Northern Irelands most iconic mountains. The Mourne mountains retain their beauty over the winter months, however, attract less visitors. With the crisp winter weather we are currently seeing, the Mournes are a paradise for those trying to boost their physical and mental health in the new year.
The Mournes offer a variety of loops, some more demanding than others. A good starter route is Hare’s gap. This linear route will allow you to experience the most dramatic mountain pass in the Mournes without exerting yourself too much, given that it’s just a 2.1-mile walk.
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