Close to the city, in the heart of the country


Things to see and do


Restoring Ned's Meadow

We're on a mission to restore Ned's Meadow, a ten acre field at Minnowburn, transforming it from overworked agricultural land, to a landscape rich in wildlife and biodiversity.

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 20 Aug 2017
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 16 Sep 2017
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 07 Oct 2017
Faeries, fungus, crafts and conservation are all part of this tour with a ranger around Minnowburn's trees.


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.


Our work


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