Cregagh Glen

Cregagh Glen, Belfast: Address, Cregagh Glen Reviews: 4.5/5

Cregagh Glen
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SH
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Beautiful but so many steps
Apr 2021 • Family
Beautiful spot. However I hadn't realised how tiring the endless forest steps would be. I'm not the fittest person but not the worst and I didn't make it to the top. During covid times this wouldn't be the place to go if you are being cautious because it's a narrow path. It would be amazing when the mass of bluebells bloom. A peaceful wooded area with a river, small waterfall and bridges. I didn't find rubbish or dog poo as others have stated, I must have been lucky. I would expect this to be busy on a good day but if you catch a quite time then this would be a beautiful tranquil walk. I personally wouldn't take small child or small dogs as you would risk having up carry them back down.
Written 8 April 2021
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Feckart
Coleraine, UK33 contributions
Ruined by rubbish and dog foul
Jan 2021 • Couples
Beautiful walk on the edge of the city with public path alongside a stream, passing a waterfall and going all the way to the top of the hill to Lisnabreeny Rath. Ruined, unfortunately, by the litter, dog mess and the little plastic bags of poo dog owners throw alongside the path because they can’t be bothered to take them home. The National Trust and Council also can’t be bothered to put any bins up or signs about dog fouling (not that dog owners should need to be told).
Written 22 January 2021
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Joyce S
31 contributions
Sunday walk
Nov 2019
Beautiful glen. Very peaceful. Easily accessible. So sad about all the litter especially around the entrances..... where is Belfast City Council?????
Written 17 November 2019
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mferguson11
Belfast, UK150 contributions
Hidden piece of paradise 🤫
Feb 2019 • Solo
Like everything else you tend to ignore or miss the beauty & history on your doorstep. The Glen is both and takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the carriageway and noise in general. From the bottom you meander through the Glen over the streams up and up towards the Manse Road, and yes it’s a tight walk but well worth it 😰😊
Half way up you can switch across to the upper Rocky Road where there’s a WWII American Army memorial for you to gather your thoughts.. since then I’ve used the walk numerous times to try and get fitter and to just think and appreciate Wots around us in this wee country 👏
Written 21 February 2019
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SNG
Belfast, UK160 contributions
Easter Sunday Walk
Apr 2018 • Couples
We had driven past here so many times, and decided to stop and see what the walk was like. What a surprise! Lovely walk up through trees and ferns, the river cascading in waterfalls, squirrels and wildlife in abundance. Near the top is a walk through a field to a disused American War Cemetery (Lisnabreeny). The view over Belfast was staggering, the Cranes, Belfast Lough, the Antrim Hills- quite breathtaking! This will definitely become a regular walk for us!
Written 2 April 2018
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traveller101x
Belfast, UK14 contributions
A beautiful walk
Mar 2018 • Solo
Stunning walk climbing the cregagh Glen. Half hour or 45 minutes up and then a 5 minute walk from the top to the Four Winds Pub for good food and great beer :-)
Written 1 March 2018
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Wandering_Aengus
Belfast, UK481 contributions
Pleasant Walk on the outskirts of Belfast
May 2017 • Couples
Located just off the Upper Knockbreda Road dual carriageway opposite the top of the Cregagh Road, Cregagh Glen runs up into the Castlereagh hills before emerging onto the Manse Road. Beyond the Manse Road, a further walk is available that takes you further into the hills to a rath and some stunning views over Belfast. While only 1.5 miles in total, the route is largely unpaved and incudes a lot of fairly steep ascents and steps, so may not be suitable for all levels of fitness or abilities.
While the start and mid points are both on fairly busy roads, once you've walked a hundred yards or so, there's virtually no traffic noise and the wooded glen itself is beautiful, following a stream up into the hills and feels surprisingly secluded. Because of its narrowness, there is only room for a single path and, while a few variations are possible, the return journey will largely be along the same path as the one you've just travelled. Returning on foot via the Glencregagh Road is not recommended due to the volume of traffic, though the quieter Rocky Road is an option, even as a short detour, where you'll find a memorial to the old, now emptied, US military cemetery close to the Manse Road end.
If time is available, and you've travelled up from the carriageway, it's worth considering continuing along the footpath from the Manse Road to the Four Winds for a refreshment before continuing or starting the return journey.
The only issue is a lack of any real parking at either end of the Glen (dual carriageway to Manse Road), though one is available near the Rath for those who wish to do the complete walk. Not a problem for locals, but visitors do need to take this into account.
Written 27 May 2017
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Zombie-murder22
4 contributions
GOOD WALK
May 2016 • Friends
This is a good and long walk it took me about 3 hours to do it and come back. Some of the paths are destroyed a bit by fallen oven trees. Overall I think iys a good walk.
Written 31 August 2016
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Mark F
Belfast, UK54 contributions
A good walk.
May 2016 • Friends
I recently went for a walk up the Cregagh Glen with my camera. The path starts off easy with a couple of steep climbs, for the most part it is an enjoyable walk.

At the top you can go through a tunnel and keep walking to the very top of the hill and over look all of Belfast.

Maybe worth taking a lunch and enjoy the view.
Written 5 May 2016
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David D
Worcester, UK23 contributions
Cool walk
Sep 2015 • Couples
This is a cool little walk, very steep but not that hard.
Recommend this for locals but would travel to do it if i was you....
Written 5 December 2015
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