Kids can have their own adventure at the natural play trail in Minnowburn

Go wild with the natural play at Minnowburn 

Go on a wild adventure with the natural play forest trail at Minnowburn...


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.


What's on

Upcoming events

Minnowburn Dander

Sat 28 Apr 2018
Join a National Trust Ranger for a walk around Minnowburn and learn about the history, plants and animals in this corner of the Lagan valley.

Minnowburn Bat Night

Sat 23 Jun 2018
Spend an evening with our Rangers as we look at many of the bat species that inhabit the woods and waterways of Minnowburn.

Hedge Fun

Sat 08 Sep 2018
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.


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

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


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