Parks and Open Spaces

May Walks Programme

Image of people walking in the countryside

After the success of last years May Walks, we are planning another month of walks throughout May to celebrate it as the National Month for walking. 

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council are working with a number of local walking clubs and walk providers to organise a range of different walking opportunities across the borough for you to take part in.

Find out how to get involved!

Why not try one of our May Walks, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors that our borough has to offer.  From town walks to heritage trails, and something a bit more challenging for those who like to venture beyond the towns footpaths, our walks on offer throughout the month of May have something for everyone.

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get active, lose weight and become both physically and mentally healthier.  Our May Walks will give you the opportunity to feel all these benefits for yourself, while meeting and interacting with people in the process.  Some people enjoy walking on their own, but many enjoy the company while walking.  May Walks aims to signpost local people to existing walking groups and providers in our area.

Walk dates, routes and details are in the planning stages, and details woll be announced in the coming weeks. 

Keep checking this page and details will be added as they are confirmed.

If you are part of a local walking group/club, and you would like to get involved in May Walks, then contact our Outdoor Recreation Team to find out how you can get involved:

Niall Curneen
E: niall.curneen@midandeastantrim.gov.uk T: 028 9335 8271

Lisa Kirkwood
E: lisa.kirkwood@midandeastantrim.gov.uk T: 028 9335 8278


Your chance to get involved!

We would like to invite expressions of interest for groups or walking providers to deliver a high quality walk as part of our May Walks Programme.

NI Explorer out walking with his dog at Straidkilly

Last year our first ever May Walks programme, celebrating May as the national month for walking, was a big success with great support and interest from local walking groups, clubs and walk leaders.  We delivered a great range of high quality and safe walks throughout May which had something for everyone - from short community walks, to guided history walks, and even a few more adventurous walks in to the hills.

Our idea for May Walks is simple - we want to provide walking opportunities for everyone in order to encourage more people to get active through walking.  We also want the programme to be your groups opportunity to showcase what you do.  This year we are especially keen to hear from walk providers who would have the capacity to deliver inclusive walks as well as other specialist walks.

What’s in it for you?

In addition to the opportunity to attract new members to your groups, we will also issue each group with a free ‘leaders pack’ which can be used beyond the May Walks programme. 

We will also promote your walk and your group as part of this programme on - a) our social media channels, b) our specially created webpage, and c) also on other external local media outlets.

Sounds like something you would like to be a part of or want to find out more details? 

The email your expressions of interest to E: lisa.kirkwood@midandeastantrim.gov.uk  by 28 February 2019.

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