Orangefield

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.

County

Down

Distance

1.3 miles

OS Map

Sheet 15

Nearest Town

Belfast

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Parkland & Grassland

Terrain

Fairly level surfaced paths

Grid Reference (Start)

J371731

Grid Reference (End)

J371731

Point of Interest

-

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

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 (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Accessible from Houston Park and Orangefiled Lane

Getting to the Start (on Foot)

Accessible from Grand Parade, Houston Drive or Orangefield Lane.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed. Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control.

Facilities

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

Publication

Maps available to download on the Connswater Community Greenway website or on this page.

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
 
Image Gallery
Maps and Downloads