Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park, Meadow Trail

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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.

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Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park, Meadow Trail



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County Antrim

Distance 1.78 miles

OS Map Sheet 15 + Belfast Street Finder

Terrain Surfaced and grass paths

Nearest Town Upper Malone Belfast

Route Shape Circular

Grid Reference J305674

Route Type Parkland & Grassland

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’.

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

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

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

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

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

Grade 4

  • The path may not be hard and firm in all weathers with loose stones (not bigger than 10cm) with occasional tree roots and pot holes and will be at least 80cm wide for its entire length.
  • The path gradients and cross slopes will be greater than 6 degrees
  • Obstacles such as steps or stiles are to be expected and surface breaks may be larger 75mm in width.
  • There will be a clear head height of greater than 2.10m for the entire length of the route.
  • Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.