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Glenside Community Woodland

Glenside Community Woodland is a beautiful spot with waterfall and ponds in a disused quarry. The site does not have its own car park but may be accessed by foot through Colin Glen or entrance off the Upper Springfield Rd




4 miles

OS Map

Sheet 15

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



Gravel and grassy paths

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Rich diversity of wildflowers and birds

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

There are a series of paths throughout this small site which will lead you through woodland, past ponds and a beautiful waterfall. If entering from the Upper Springfield Rd follow the path and at the first junction turn left. For a short walk turn right thereafter to return to the Springfield Rd. For a longer walk turn left at the second junction.

Getting to the Start

Start from either the Upper springfield Rd or Colin Glen Forest Park


No facilities available


Belfast Hills Partnership's Walking Map and Guide

Publication Availability

Tel Belfast Hills Partnership on 02890603466

Walk Location
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Ratings and Comments

Walking Westie 5 January, 2009 @ 13:57

this is a lovely walk , lot's to see and hear. I've seen Rabbit's, newt's, frog's, horse's and lot's of bird's including duck's and also a bird which I think was a kestral I sometime's also see the bird with the long neck I dont know what she's called but she's a nice sight when in flight. All though this walk is beautiful and relaxing please be carefull when returning to the upper springfield rd exit as there is an extremely dangerous dog in the garden next door to the path , there is a huge gap in the fence which this dog can get through and it has attacked my dog, my friend and myself. Hopefully this fence will be repaired quicky but to be safe just have a look when you visit this Gem in in the west.

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