Ireland – both North and South - is one of the most magical places on earth to go walking. All those green fields and wild coasts, manageable but rugged little mountain ranges, unfrequented and beautiful boglands, lakes, forests, river banks and tiny winding lanes where you seldom meet a soul. And the souls you do meet – well, don’t expect to do much walking once you’ve got into conversation, because the Irish are the chattiest and friendliest folk in the world. And this isn’t even to mention the brilliant country pubs, and the local walkers you’ll be put in touch with there, and the walking festivals they’ll tell you about.

Come and walk in Ireland! I’ve been doing that for the past 20 years, and here on this website are some of the best walks I’ve done. Claire Littlejohn’s lovely picture maps accompany most of them. Lots more details on many of the routes at walkni.com and discoverireland.ie/walking.

Buy my book Walking In Ireland (Ebury Press) and you’ll have 50 of the finest walks between covers.

Find hundreds of UK walks, the 40 or so books I’ve written, and lots more at www.christophersomerville.co.uk

NEWS Glad to hear about a new loop at Lullymore, Bog of Allen, Co. Kildare. Details on website Congratulations to Leonie Tijsma who developed it.

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