Falls Park

(2 reviews)

This walk explores a busy park on the Falls Road in Belfast. It is a 1.5mile circular route and is close to the city centre.

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  • One of the most beautiful and serene park walks I had experienced in Belfast. The park is very calm, green and the views of the mountains are fabulous. I recommend to those who have never been here to give a try and they would never regret their decision.

    Krishnan Subramanian at 8:26 pm
  • I had a delightful walk here on Sunday. I’m interested to find out a little about the jumping hare sculpture.

    Elizabeth Hanna at 10:11 am
  • County Antrim

    Distance 1.3 miles

    OS Map Sheet 15 & Belfast Street Finder

    Terrain Surfaced paths and moderate hill

    Nearest Town Falls Road Belfast

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J308727

    Route Type Parkland & Grassland

    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.

    Point of Interest

    City Cemetery, bedding plants, views of Divis

    Getting to the start

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

    Public transport

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk


    None on site, refreshments available locally.