Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park, Woodland 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, Woodland Trail



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County Antrim

Distance 1.93 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

The woodland trail leaves the lower car park and follows the main drive with the children’s playground on your left before veering right to follow the park perimeter towards the upper car park. Take care when crossing over the vehicle entrance to the upper car park and continue towards the gate lodge where you will re-join with the Meadow Trail. Enjoy the flora and fauna on offer through these magnificent meadows before turning right into more dense woodland after the concrete bridge at waymarker 15. This section of woodland trail includes some steep climbs and descents however also offers splendid views over the entire park. Terrain: This trail is all compacted gravel some of which is slightly muddy underfoot.

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.