Redburn Country Park

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A variety of walks are available in Redburn. All walks start from the main car park. Those who do venture to the top are rewarded with amazing views over Belfast Lough.

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  • Lovely views over Belfast Lough. Well signposted routes and helpful map at the car park.

    Natasha P at 6:11 pm
  • I recently visited this area for the first time with a walking group. The blue route we followed had a steep walk at the beginning , requiring a walking pole for those less used to walking heights. Although the average age of the group would be late 60s/ early70s , most would be reasonably fit and agile , so the uneven terrain was not an issue. Views over Belfast Lough from the top where worthwhile , though it was a misty day so visibility was restricted — however we were able to see the ships sailing up the Lough and flights coming into George Best Airport—- well worth a second visit in better weather though!

    Esther Chambers at 10:41 am
  • Redburn is a unique place,beautiful in all seasons.But hurry up if you want to enjoy it ,at the rate they ‘re cutting down the trees there’ll be little left to see

    Roy martin at 9:11 pm
  • County Down

    Distance 3.9 miles

    OS Map Sheet 15

    Terrain Off road paths

    Nearest Town Holywood

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J395772

    Route Type Hill, Parkland & Grassland, Woodland

    Route Description

    The beauty and variety of the mixed woodland, the compact distances and ever-changing woodland species make this a wonderful place to explore on foot. Whether you are a serious rambler, trail runner or simply want to take a short stroll, follow the woodland paths and enjoy the wildlife on the way. Journey to the hilltop and enjoy the panoramic viewpoint. At the top visitors are rewarded with breathtaking views from Belfast Lough to the south Antrim hills. This area is excellent for bird watching, plane spotting, kite flying or exploring the woodland and grassland habitats.

    For those with an equestrian interest, the woodland trails can be enjoyed on horseback, creating your own unique experience. Recommended bridle paths are marked to ensure you get the best routes through the Park. Permits to use the bridle paths can be obtained from Crawfordsburn Country Park.


    Point of Interest

    Amazing views of Belfast Lough

    Getting to the start

    Follow the A2 from Belfast to Bangor. Redburn Country Park is signposted from the junction at Palace Barricks.

    Public transport

    Translink –

    Dog Policy

    Dogs should be under control. Please clean up after your dog.



    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 5

    • There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
    • Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
    • Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
    • Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.