Minnowburn

Close to the city, in the heart of the country

Minnowburn

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

Minnowburn

What's on

Upcoming events

Get Mellow in the Meadow

Sat 02 Jul 2016
11:00-12:30
Enjoy a mellow walk through a wild flower meadow at Minnowburn. Not just a look at the wild flowers growing there, we will look at the insects and evidence of the mammals that use the meadow as a home and food source.

Portmuck Whale Watch

Sun 21 Aug 2016
14:00-17:00
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
11:00-13:00
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
11:00-12:30
Join National Trust and Regional Park rangers on a walk to learn about the species of trees in Minnowburn, their uses and folklore.
Minnowburn

History

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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