Giant’s Ring Circular Walk

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3.5 km
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65 m
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Giant’s Ring Circular Walk

The Giant’s Ring Circular Walk is a quick and easy adventure towards the southern end of Belfast that will take you to a unique historical site. While out walking the trail, you will make your way along the River Lagan and cut across the open countryside to reach the Giant’s Ring, an ancient monument that dates to 2700 BCE during the Neolithic Period. This is a fantastic adventure that can be done with the entire family.

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Route Description for Giant’s Ring Circular Walk

If you enjoy scenic walks and exploring mysterious historical sites, then the Giant’s Ring Circular Walk will be a great option for you to hit the trails in Belfast. Featuring an enclosure that is 180 m in diameter and dates back to 2700 BCE, this interesting landmark is actually older than the Egyptian pyramids! In anycase, the walking route surrounding this interesting monument is perfectly suited for a fun weekend walk.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way to the southwest along the banks of the River Lagan, before turning more to the south in order to cut across the open fields. After arriving at the site of the Giant’s Ring, take some time to explore the area and revel in the mystery behind this fascinating monument. From here, you will continue walking along the trail as it leads to the north, winding through the countryside to eventually arrive back at the trailhead.

Getting to the Giant’s Ring Circular Walk Trailhead

The trailhead for the Giant’s Ring Circular Walk can be found along the southern edge of Belfast, near the junction with Ballylesson Road and Edenderry Road.

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