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Watch This Space

Belfast City Council have teamed up with the Ulster Wildlife Trust (UWT) to create Watch This Space, a project which encourages children and their families to enjoy their local parks to develop their knowledge of biodiversity. Activities include mini-beast hunts, tree planting, seed collection, games and crafts and bird identification. Resources for teachers As part of this project, we have … [Read More...]

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Biodiversity Halloween Autumn Event…

Biodiversity Halloween Autumn Event – Come in your best festive fancy dress and enjoy  15 spaces available. Please note places will be confirmed in writing when registration forms are returned If you require additional information please contact, Events Student 028 92509551 Events.student@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk  

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Waterworks

Waterworks

The Waterworks contains two ponds, an upper and lower basin, constructed in the 1840s to serve as reservoirs.  In fact they only supplied Belfast with […]

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

Victoria Park is a municipal park which opened in 1906.  The park is excellent for wildlife due to its proximity to tidal estuaries and the […]

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park is a large park on the southern outskirts of Belfast. The estate was bequeathed to Belfast by Lady Dixon […]

Lagan Towpath

Lagan Towpath

The Lagan towpath runs alongside the River Lagan and the former canal between Stranmillis and Lisburn – a distance of almost 15 kilometres.  Along the […]

Lagan Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Lagan Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Lagan Meadows was the source of Belfast’s first piped water supply over 200 years ago. The spring at Lester’s Dam, which provided the water, still […]

Hazelwood Local Nature Reserve

Hazelwood Local Nature Reserve

Hazelwood is a Local Nature Reserve on the steep slopes of Cave Hill above Belfast Zoo and the Antrim Road.  It contains what is probably […]

Divis Mountain

Divis Mountain

Divis Mountain is the highest of the Belfast Hills, some 480 metres above sea level, and is perhaps best known for the mast that rises […]

Cave Hill Country Park

Cave Hill Country Park

Cave Hill Country Park is one of the most frequented regions of the Belfast Hills.  Visitors can ramble across the upland heath between Hazelwood and […]

Bog Meadows

Bog Meadows

Bog Meadows comprises the 16 remaining hectares of the Blackstaff River flood plains, and is therefore of historical significance.  Despite its position, wedged between Falls […]

Belvoir Forest Park

Belvoir Forest Park

Belvoir Forest Park, the largest forest on the outskirts of the city, was opened in 1961.  It contains a Norman motte and a fourteenth-century, ruined […]

Belfast Harbour Reserve

Belfast Harbour Reserve

The lagoon was formed when an area of the south shore of Belfast Lough was enclosed and infilled with mud dredged from the Lough.  Before […]

Barnett Demesne

Barnett Demesne

Barnett Demesne is a 40-hectare park in south Belfast, bequeathed to the city in 1934.  The estate was originally established in the seventeenth century, but […]