Clement Wilson Park

(0 reviews)

This route is through parkland in Lagan Valley Regional Park. It runs alongside the River Lagan and returns via the Lagan Towpath. It has been designed for use by disabled users. A section of the National Cycle Network Route 9 also runs through the park.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments will be reviewed and those that cause offence will be removed. This is at the discretion of WalkNI.

We want everyone to be able to enjoy the walking routes listed on WalkNI safely and easily.

If you have come across any problems whilst walking a route, please let us so we can pass on any issues to the appropriate management body responsible for maintaining the walk.

Walk Route

Clement Wilson Park



Your contact details

You don't need to give us all these details if you do not wish, but it is often helpful for route management bodies to be able to contact you if further information about the problem is required.




Tick if you want to be kept informed of the outcome of the problem

County Antrim

Distance 1.2 miles

OS Map Sheet 15 + Belfast Street Finder

Terrain Surfaced tarmac paths

Nearest Town Shaws Bridge, Belfast

Route Shape Circular

Grid Reference J32500 69100

Route Type Parkland & Grassland, Riverside

Cross the old Shaw’s Bridge and descend the ramps on your left. Turn right at the bottom pass under the modern A55 road bridge and follow the towpath, firstly alongside the river and then by the disused canal. The canal can be crossed using the humpback bridge or the flat wooden bridge. Both lead to the front of the lock-keeper’s cottage. The Lock Keepers Inn has been open at this location since 2007 and provides lunches, teas, coffees etc. Turn left following the path to Newforge Lane via the wooden bridge over the River Lagan. This path is also part of the National Cycle Network route and is shared with bicycles.

There may be traffic on Newforge Lane. Follow the footpath for a short distance to reach Clement Wilson Park. The raised surfaced path is known locally as the Burma Road. This was a mill race which was filled in with rubble from bomb damaged buildings after WW2. It leads back to the car park, passing under the new road bridge beside Shaw’s Bridge.

Lockkeepers Cottage, Shaws Bridge, Lagan Canal

Car parking at Shaw’s Bridge – car park off the A55 Outer Ring.

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Malone House: Cafe, Toilets and Information – opening hours apply
Lock Keepers Inn: Closed Mondays. Open Tuesday-Friday 8.30 am-5.00 pm, Saturday-Sunday 8.00 am-6.00 pm.

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

– Café (wheelchair accessible) – (Lock Keepers Inn – open tues-fri 8.30am – 5pm, sat-sun 8am – 6pm, closed mon)
– Disabled toilets – (Lock Keepers Inn)
– Disabled parking – (Shaws Bridge)

Grade 3

  • The path may not be hard and firm in all weathers with loose stones (not bigger than 5cm) with occasional tree roots and pot holes and will be at least 1m wide for its entire length.
  • The path will not be steeper than 6 degrees or have a cross slope of greater than 6 degrees.
  • There will not be any obstacles such as steps or stiles and surface breaks will be between 12mm and 75mm in width.
  • There will be a clear head height of greater than 2.10m for the entire length of the route.
  • There will be passing places at least every 150m and rest areas at least every 1km.