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View from Terrace Hill garden, Minnowburn, Northern Ireland
Enjoy the views from Terrace Hill Garden | © National Trust/Kyle Lamb
Northern Ireland

Terrace Hill trail at Minnowburn

The Terrace Hill trail at Minnowburn will take you round the pond, through woodland, and on to a low-walled garden that affords views over the Lagan Valley and beyond. Don't miss the wooden sculptures dotted along the path.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

Minnowburn car park. OSNI grid ref: J327685

Step 1

From the car park, join the path that starts at Minnowburn Bridge, and walk upstream along the bank of the river. You'll see young, broadleaved woodland to your right.

Step 2

After about 110yd (100m), you'll come to a fork in the path with an engraved log sign. Take the left-hand route around the pond. Here, you'll see the first of several sculptures.

Step 3

Once you've completed the loop around the pond, go back to the fork in the path and take the other route uphill. It passes through younger woodland, before climbing up to Terrace Hill Garden.

Step 4

Climb the steps at the west end of the garden, up through the trees towards Terrace Hill House. Then follow the short path to Freddy's Steps. Descend the steps and, halfway down, take the path to the right, through the beech woodland. Here you'll find the last of the sculptures.

Step 5

At the end of the path, climb a couple of steps onto the Giant's Ring path. Turn right and follow the path to Edenderry Road. Cross the road and take the path opposite, down to the Lagan River. At the river, turn right and follow the riverbank path, with the woodland on your right, back to the car park.

End point

Minnowburn car park. OSNI grid ref: J327685

Trail map

Oak leaves in September in Florence Court garden, Co Fermanagh
Oak leaves in September in Florence Court garden, Co Fermanagh | © National Trust Images / John Millar

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Edenderry Road, Belfast, County Down, BT8 8LE

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