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Ormeau Park

This route explores an historic parkland overlooking the River Lagan.

County

Antrim

Distance

1.3 miles

OS Map

Sheet 15 + Belfast Street Finder

Nearest Town

Ormeau, Belfast

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Parkland & Grassland, Urban

Terrain

Tarmac paths, gradual hills

Grid Reference (Start)

J350734

Grid Reference (End)

J350734

Point of Interest

Trees, ecotrail, flower beds, bandstand

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Beginning at the car park beside Ormeau Recreation Centre, take the tree-lined path to the right of the recreation centre, past the all weather pitches.

Keep right at the next two junctions. Continue along this path past mature trees and woodland copses. You will reach a crossroads. Go straight on. You will pass the former Superintendent’s House within a garden on your left.

Continue on until you pass a small shelter. Ahead will be two roads, take the second one on the right. This leads to the outside of the former walled garden.

Turn left, keeping the wall on your right, and then left again on to the main path leading from the entrance to the service yard. Follow this path. You will see the bandstand on your right. Follow the path to the right which leads past a second shelter, some flower beds and mature conifer trees. Just beyond these on your right is a small wildflower meadow.

Continue past a triangular rose bed on your left, but veer left at the next triangular flower bed, in which there stands a bell on a post.

Take the next right and then left to return to the car park.

This walk is also suitable for people with limited mobility, please see link below for Disabled Ramblers NI in Ormeau Park.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Metro Service: 7 to Ormeau Road - 0.6 miles (0.9 km) from the starting point.
Or Metro Service 78-79 to Ravenhill Road - 0.4 miles (0.65km) from the starting point.

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Car park at Ozone recreation centre – entrance off Ormeau Embankment.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 3

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets
Disabled parking

Facilities

Toilets at Ormeau Embankment and Recreation Centre. Refreshments available locally.

Publication

A Walk in the Park, Ormeau Park Leaflet.

Publication Availability

Belfast City Council Parks Dept - tel 028 9032 0202 ext 6653 or email parksinfo@belfastcity.gov.uk. Leaflet also available to download on this webpage.

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Ratings and Comments

★★★★☆
Rosey Williams 9 May, 2010 @ 10:35

Lovely walk through a beautiful park. Watch out for traffic though as cars drive through the park.

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