This route explores attractive parkland which contains a bowling green, tennis courts, an outdoor gym, soccer pitches and a cycling and BMX track.

As part of the Connswater Community Greenway (CCG), Orangefield Park now boasts an impressive wildlife corridor where walkers can regularly spot Kingfishers, Herons, Egrets, Otters and other types of wildlife. Moving the Knock River was part of the East Belfast Flood Alleviation Scheme – an £11million investment by DFI which now means 1,700 houses are protected from flooding. Orangefield Park is a gateway destination to explore the rest of the CCG – down to the Hollow and Victoria Park or up to Cregagh Glen or Braniel.

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  • Delighted to see a Grey Wagtail today

    Ruth Miller at 10:53 am
  • County Down

    Distance 1.7 miles

    OS Map Sheet 15

    Terrain Fairly level surfaced paths

    Nearest Town Belfast

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J371731

    Route Type Parkland & Grassland

    Route Description

    Starting at Orangefiled Lane entrance take the path either to your right or left, this forms a circular route around the entire park.

    Orangefield Park lies in close proximity to Greenville Park, just on the other side of the Knock River, and Dixon Playing Fields, across Grand Parade. No trip is complete without taking in the surrounding parklands.


    Getting to the start

    Accessible from Houston Park and Orangefiled Lane

    On Foot: Accessible from Grand Parade, Houston Drive or Orangefield Lane.

    Public transport

    Translink –

    Dog Policy

    Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control.


    Toilets – Bowling Pavilion & Grand Parade entrance
    Parking – Limited park available at Houston Drive entrance and Grand Parade entrance.