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

Minnowburn Dander

Sat 13 May 2017
11:00-12:30
Join a National Trust warden and a Lagan Valley Regional Park ranger for a walk around the picturesque Minnowburn area. Learn about the wildlife, botany and history of this outstanding location.

Glenoe Geology Walk

Sat 20 May 2017
14:00-16:00
Learn about the fascinating geology along the coastline at Glenoe with our volunteer geologist Ian Enlander. Organised in partnership with Earth Science Ireland.

Get Mellow in the Meadow

Sat 24 Jun 2017
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 Geology Walk

Sat 01 Jul 2017
14:00-16:00
Discover the fascinating geological features around Portmuck harbour and how they helped shape the history of the local area. Organised in partnership with Earth Science Ireland.

Portmuck Whale Watch

Sun 20 Aug 2017
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 16 Sep 2017
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.
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.

Minnowburn

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