Close to the city, in the heart of the country


Things to see and do

Green Woodwork Ireland at Minnowburn, County Down

Try your hand at green woodworking 

Try this ancient craft with Stephen of Green Woodwork Ireland in his workshop at our Ranger base at Minnowburn


What's on

Upcoming events

Portmuck Whale Watch

Sun 21 Aug 2016
With an outstanding panorama across the North Channel to Scotland, the Portmuck clifftop path is an ideal place to have a go at whale watching, bring binoculars and telescopes, in association with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

Hedge Fun

Sat 24 Sep 2016
Bring the family for a foraging morning on the outskirts of the city led by a member of the Belfast ranger team. Bring a basket or plastic container to gather some delicious autumn fruits.

Remarkable Trees of Minnowburn

Sat 08 Oct 2016
Join National Trust and Regional Park rangers on a walk to learn about the species of trees in Minnowburn, their uses and folklore.


Terrace Hill garden in the 1960s

Learn about our past 

Delve into the history of Minnowburn and find out how years of campaigning and purchasing land saved this special woodland area.


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