Quality Walk

Victoria Park

This historic park is surrounded by modern infrastructure but remains an oasis for wildlife and is part of the Connswater Community Greenway - a 9km linear park through East Belfast following the course of the Connswater, Knock and Loop Rivers, connecting open and green spaces.

County

Down

Distance

1 miles

OS Map

Sheet 15 + Belfast Street Finder

Nearest Town

Holywood Arches, Belfast

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Parkland & Grassland

Terrain

Mainly flat surfaced paths

Grid Reference (Start)

J366750

Grid Reference (End)

J366750

Point of Interest

Wading birds, shipyard cranes, lake, Area of Special Scientific Interest.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

There are two possible circuits of the park, an inner and outer loop around the lake.

The outer loop path begins at the car park alongside the lake. As you face the lake, follow the path to the right.

Continue along the path past the bowling green, a small rose garden, the children’s playground and a BMX track. Follow this path round to your left.

Further on the path runs along an embankment between the lake and Connswater River. Across the river are the Short’s aircraft factories, which in turn are overshadowed by Samson and Goliath. Continue round the lake to the starting point.

To walk the inner loop, return to the car park, cross the footbridge over the lake and turn right. The mown path meanders through the trees, again following the line of the lake.

Getting to the Start

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Accessibility Grade

Grade 2

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets
Disabled parking

Facilities

Toilets on site, refreshments available locally

Publication

A Walk in the Park

Publication Availability

Belfast City Council, Parks Department, 02890320202 Ext. 3199

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
 
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