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Bog Meadows

This route explores an area of floodplain, now managed as an award wining urban nature reserve which provides a fanatstic oasis for wildlife.

County

Antrim

Distance

1.1 miles

OS Map

Sheet 15 & Belfast Street Finder

Nearest Town

Falls Road, Belfast

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Parkland & Grassland

Terrain

Mainly level stone paths

Grid Reference (Start)

J315725

Grid Reference (End)

J315725

Point of Interest

This site has fantastic flora and fuana

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

From the car park follow the path to the left of the playing fields. When you reach a footbridge take this over the Ballymurphy Stream, then take the path on your left. This leads around the perimeter of the site past some willow trees with the meadows on your right.

The path continues adjacent to some houses and near the M1 motorway. Around the site there are viewing platforms which allow you to pause and appreciate the site’s rich biodiversity and the views of the Belfast Hills. Follow the path until you reach a junction then turn right alongside the main pond; off to the right is another viewing mound and platform. Cross another footbridge and turn right out around the meadows.

The path runs alongside a drainage channel on your left and another viewing mound on your right. The path then turns right with willow trees between the path and Milltown Cemetery. At the next junction turn left which leads you to the car park via a steep hill. Disabled users should keep right and follow the gravel paths around the playing fields back to the car park.

Getting to the Start

Car Park at bottom of Milltown Row off Falls Road, entrance signposted. Metro Services 10 A-F

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4

Facilities

None on site. Refreshments available locally.

Publication

A Walk in the Park. Bog Meadows Leaflet.

Publication Availability

Belfast City Council Parks + Open Spaces: tel 028 9032 0202 ext 6653 or email parksinfo@belfastcity.gov.uk. Bog Meadows Leaflet also available to download on this page.

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Ratings and Comments

Robert Nesbitt 14 September, 2009 @ 21:19

During the Troubles I was a Bit worried about walking in Strange areas and Now there is a New Menace in the Bog Meadows it is the Motorway a Nice Peaceful Area only to be Shattered By The Noise of Traffic I have now got used to walking round the Falls Road Area but the Noise from the M1 spoils the Day and Evening When trying to watch the Wildlife in the Morning and Late Evening

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