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    Cregagh Glen and Lisnabreeny Walk

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    4.5 km
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    149 m
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    The Cregagh Glen and Lisnabreeny Walk is a great family-friendly adventure in Northern Ireland that will take you uphill for some beautifully scenic views. While out on the trail, you will make your way through the woodland expanse of Cregagh Glen, before climbing uphill to reach Lisnabreeny Rath and enjoy some scenic views of Belfast. This is a great route to explore the beautiful landscapes and local history on the edge of the city.

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    Route Description for Cregagh Glen and Lisnabreeny Walk

    If you and the family are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and explore the picturesque countryside, all without straying too far from Belfast, then you will certainly want to check out the Cregagh Glen and Lisnabreeny Walk.

    Setting out from the trailhead off Upper Knockbreda Road, you will head to the southeast through the magical atmosphere of Cregagh Glen, taking in the views of the surrounding forests, streams, and waterfalls as you work your way uphill.

    Eventually, you will break free of the tree cover and traverse some open terrain, climbing further up the hillside until you reach Lisnabreeny Rath, an historic ringfort situated atop the hill. Here, you will experience some amazing views overlooking Belfast and the nearby harbour, before heading back downhill on the return to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Cregagh Glen and Lisnabreeny Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Cregagh Glen and Lisnabreeny Walk can be found along Upper Knockbreda Road, approximately 1.6 km northeast of the Belvoir Park Golf Club.

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    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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