Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park, Meadow Trail

Enjoy over 128 acres of meadows, woodland and gardens on a range of scenic walking trails throughout this historic park. The City of Belfast International Rose Garden is a must see and the children’s playground will tick all the right boxes for younger visitors. Refreshments are available from Stables Coffee Shop beside the lower car park where you can replenish all that spent energy.

County

Antrim

Distance

1.78 miles

OS Map

Sheet 15 + Belfast Street Finder

Nearest Town

Upper Malone, Belfast

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Parkland & Grassland

Terrain

Surfaced and grass paths

Grid Reference (Start)

J305674

Grid Reference (End)

J305674

Point of Interest

Azalea Walk, fountain, walled garden, Wilmont House, rose garden

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

This trail begins at the lower car park and leads up the main drive with the children’s playground on your left. Passing Wilmont House (again on your left), the trail sweeps to the right over the stone bridge towards the gate lodge before turning left to follow the park perimeter. Look out for orchids, speedwells, clovers and hayrattle as you walk through the meadows. Turn left after the concrete bridge to make your way down to the River Lagan where you will turn left again to follow the wide path back towards the lower car park and coffee shop. Terrain: The majority of this trail is compacted gravel (some of which are slightly muddy underfoot) with a short stretch of tarmac.

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’.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Entrances signposted off the Upper Malone Road. Use lower car park.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed. Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under control at all times.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4

Facilities

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

Walk Location
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