Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park, Garden Trail

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Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park, Garden Trail

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    County Antrim

    Distance 0.8 miles

    OS Map 15

    Terrain Surfaced and grass paths

    Nearest Town Belfast

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J305674

    Route Type Parkland & Grassland

    Route Description
    Starting at the upper car park, this short trail leads through the quaint Japanese Garden (unsuitable for those with limited mobility) before passing to the right of Wilmont House. Continue along the lawn path before turning right towards the Golden Crown Fountain commissioned for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Walk along the perimeter of the walled garden (always on your left) before sweeping back up along Azalea Walk with the children’s playground on your right. Turn right at the T-junction, follow the path between the Yew Hedges to a crossroads where you can follow the orange waymarkers back to the upper car park. Terrain: A combination of compacted gravel and tarmac. Steep steps in Japanese Garden are unsuitable for those with limited mobility. These trails are situated in a woodland environment and may be subject to temporary diversion and closures. In such circumstances, please ensure that all safety signage is complied with. Please keep your dog under control at all times, be considerate of other trail users and always follow the principles of ‘Leave No Trace’.
    Point of Interest
    Azalea Walk, fountain, walled garden, Wilmont House, rose garden
    Public transport
    Translink -
    Dog Policy
    Must be kept on a lead.
    Toilets on site, refreshments available from Coffee Shop. The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: – Café (wheelchair accessible) – Disabled toilets with RADAR key – Disabled parking
    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.