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Explore the Great Outdoors in ABC

Lockdown has certainly encouraged a renewed love of the great outdoors, with governmental rules allowing for daily exercise during the pandemic, people were able to take time out to enjoy exploring outdoors again. This unique period has had a major impact on the outdoor activity habits of people across the borough, of all age ranges, with many people taking up new hobbies.

We are delighted to see the surge in popularity, and our Outdoor Leisure team are continuing to engage with the public to maintain this new sense of appreciation for our outdoor spaces. We strive to champion our parks and open spaces as positive places to get active in, and to increase awareness about the physical and mental health benefits of participating in outdoor activities.

Our borough has so much to offer local residents and visitors, from Armagh’s Palace Demesne to the wide green spaces of parks in Lurgan, Loughgall and Gosford Forest, to the southern shores of Lough Neagh, with some of Northern Ireland’s best havens for relaxation and recreation, and many hidden gems that make it an ideal destination for an adventurous day out for all the family. To encourage and inspire people to come and visit, we have launched this new interactive Get Outdoors GIS Map that enables users to view information on the wide variety of outdoor spaces available across the borough. It showcases all council parks and open spaces, walking and cycling trails, play parks, and outdoor activity facilities, providing access to up-to-date information at the touch of a button.

Our aim is to get everyone active, by using this platform to plan their next trip into our great outdoors.

Find Local Get Active Facilities
Use the Tabs below to select a facility type then the tiles or map to learn more