Hugh Armytage Moore

New Year resolutions we can inspire 

If the January blues has hit you this year, join us at National Trust Belfast. We have put together some ideas to get your 2020 off to a great start.

Visitors play pooh sticks

Play Pooh sticks at Minnowburn 

Pooh sticks is a simple but thrilling sport. It was first invented by the famous bear of the same name in the stories by A. A. Milne. It also happens to be no. 19 of our '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities!

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 02 May 2020
Explore this sanctuary in the city as our ranger shares the history,wildlife an botany of this haven by the River Lagan.

Minnowburn Meadow Day

Sat 04 Jul 2020
Wander around the wildflower meadows of Minnowburn as our rangers take you on a guided tour.


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.

Pop for Peace at Minnowburn, 1969

Pop for Peace at 50 

It was the summer of 1969. Bryan Adams bought his first real six-string. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. Meanwhile at Minnowburn on 2 August 1969, a free open air concert called Pop for Peace was held. The event, which aimed to provide the young people of Belfast and Northern Ireland with the opportunity to say, 'Give Peace A Chance,' was endorsed by The Beatles legend John Lennon and Yoko Ono.


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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