Wildlife Guide - A Walk on the Wild Side
A guide to enjoying Belfast's wonderful world of wildlifeFrom the spectacular heights of Cave Hill Country Park to the great expanse of Lagan Valley Regional Park and the rural idyll of Colin Glen, Belfast is blessed with a huge variety of beautiful parkland, forest parks and woodland, nature reserves and meadows. It is only natural that Belfast should offer a wonderful world of wildlife too.
Whether it is a mighty gathering of starlings darkening the city centre skyline, a fox stalking prey in a city park in the early morning light, kestrels hunting by the cliffs of Cave Hill or butterflies fluttering over meadows studded with wild flowers, it is a world you can explore within a short distance of the city centre.
With so much to choose from, we have devised five different routes to enjoy, all of which are accessible by public transport and none more than a 30-minute bus ride from the heart of Belfast.
Most destinations have car-parking facilities as well and many offer refreshments or picnic facilities.
Also, remember to check for the host of fabulous events that take place throughout the year at our parks, from world famous festivals to special activities such as bird-watching evenings and great beast hunts!
- Download a print-friendly version of the Wildlife Guide (PDF - 1.69MB)
MapYou can view a map of all of the main parks mentioned in this guide and the available bus routes.
- Download map of parks in Belfast (PDF - 1.16MB)
More informationThe guide is also available from the Belfast Welcome Centre.
Belfast Welcome Centre
47 Donegall Place
Telephone: 028 9024 6609
Fax: 028 9031 2424