Explore Your Country Parks

This scenic and tranquil park is located on the outskirts of Limavady and offers spectacular riverside views and woodland walks along with opportunities for salmon and trout fishing, canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering.

In the steep, wooded Glen of the Burntollet River, south-east of Derry/Londonderry, lies Ness Country park. This area consists of 55 hectares of mixed woodland along with open parkland which extends along both sides of the Burntollet River.

Redburn Country Park is set on a beautiful escarpment above Belfast Lough. There are 7km of pathways and energetic visitors who are able to climb to the top. It will be worth it as you will be able to see the spectacular, breath-taking and panoramic views of Belfast and the south Antrim hills.

This picturesque country park provides a natural and relaxing retreat to visitors. For those who enjoy walking, they can go and experience walks to the beech and hazel woodlands of Killynether. During Springtime, the woodland floor is carpeted with bluebells and wood anemones.

This beautiful area has a wonderful wilderness appeal and is situated near the shores of Lough Neagh just off the M1 at exit 13 south of Dungannon. Visitors will be able to experience both peatland and woodland habitats in addition to taking in the amazing views of the wildlife. 

A variety of walks along the lough shore passing the deer park enclosure, wildfowl ponds, wildflower meadow and butterfly garden. There is also a family cycle trail waymarked around the park.

This scenic and tranquil park is situated on the coast between Bangor and Holywood. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking walks through peaceful meadows and if you are lucky you may be able to catch a glimpse of the stunning waterfall.

There are plenty of excellent opportunities for bird watching for visitors both from the riverside path and at the bird hide overlooking the brackish pondage, which was created from the formerly known marine estuary in 1957.

What Can Bugs Tell Us About Our Water Quality

Many bugs are sensitive to water pollution.  They can act like the canary in the coalmine for water pollution. 

Northern Ireland has some of the most beautiful rivers, lakes and coastal waters anywhere in Europe. Find out how NIEA (Northern Ireland Environment Agency) staff monitor our valuable water resources by monitoring bugs…

Get Into Nature with Inspire

MyNI in partnership with Inspire are hosting a FREE event on Saturday 5th October at Crawfordsburn Country Park. We will  have a range of wellbeing activities that you, your family and friends can all enjoy including Yoga and Mindfulness sessions…

Water Pollution Hotline

You can use the following number to report any URGENT water pollution incidents.

0800 80 70 60