Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park, Garden 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

1.1 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

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’.

 

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

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible)
Disabled toilets with RADAR key
Disabled parking

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
Map of Northern Ireland
 
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