The Lagan Towpath, Stranmillis to Sir Thomas& Lady Dixon Park, Co Down
One of the best times to walk the Lagan Towpath is early on a crisp winter's morning as the mist hovers above. Belfast's main river. It's easy to see why CS Lewis drew so much inspiration from the place. This section of the towpath begins in Stranmillis, just minutes from the city centre, taking walkers out along the river and canal system through a variety of wetland, riverside meadows and mixed woodland. After passing through Lagan Meadows and over Shaw's Bridge finish at Sir Thomas &Lady Dixon Park, one of Belfast's most popular public parks, renowned for its ornamental gardens and rose trails.
Distance 6 miles (www.walkni.com)