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Falls Park

This route explores a busy local park.

County

Antrim

Distance

1.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 15 & Belfast Street Finder

Nearest Town

Falls Road Belfast

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Parkland & Grassland

Terrain

Surfaced paths and moderate hill

Grid Reference (Start)

J308727

Grid Reference (End)

J308727

Point of Interest

City Cemetery, bedding plants, views of Divis

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Start at the park gates opposite the garage on the Falls Road. Follow the path uphill through the park, past the flower beds and the bowling pavilion on your left.

After a short distance the route crosses a small bridge over the Ballymurphy Stream. Turn right here and continue climbing the hill keeping the playing fields on your left. On your right is the City Cemetery. As you climb pause to admire the views. Look back over the city and the Bog Meadows below and up to the Black Mountain and the Belfast Hills.

Continue along this path with playing fields on your left; at the next junction go straight ahead up the hill. Then contour round the top of the playing fields and begin your descent. Follow the path downhill past mature Scots pine and oak trees.

Further down it skirts the edge of the park adjacent to private residential housing. At the next junction turn right down the hill into a wooded glen, passing under mature ash and beech trees. This will lead you past the bowling pavilion, back to the Falls Road.

Getting to the Start

Entrance to the park is off the Falls Road just past the Glen Road roundabout. Car Parking is available in the bottom left of the park. Metro Services: 10 A-F.

Facilities

None on site, refreshments available locally.

Publication

A Walk in the Park

Publication Availability

Belfast City Council 02890 662259

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