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Shaftesbury Park and Carrickfergus Mill Ponds

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Shaftesbury Park and Carrickfergus Mill Ponds

29 Reviews
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Nicholas D wrote a review Jun 2020
Larne, United Kingdom618 contributions71 helpful votes
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Mill Ponds Local Nature reserve in Carrickfergus Town is such a peaceful location in the middle of the town. It is full of wildlife including bumblebees, butterflys, swans, geese, waterbirds, swallows, robins, coal tits and lots of other wild birds. This little area is a great place to visit if you have stopped in Carrickfergus Town Centre for some shopping or a coffee.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Mavis M wrote a review Nov 2019
Greater London, United Kingdom22 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a lovely place to walk with pond and swans. Great for family walks. Love this place even in the winter
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Steveodo wrote a review Oct 2019
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom5,909 contributions1,498 helpful votes
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Grey herons have a habit of standing 300 yards away, and of flying off if you try to approach nearer. This autumn at the Mill Ponds in Carrick a young heron has taken up residence who isn't spooked by people at all. It was ten feet from me, for quite some time. Great photo opportunity. The birds here like people, and great numbers of pigeons and gulls flew over to surround me, presumably hoping for a feed. All I had was a camera, so I must have been a great let-down for them! Shaftesbury Park was starting to take on its autumn colours, so the next few weeks will be a great time of year to visit.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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David J wrote a review Aug 2019
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom19 contributions21 helpful votes
On Sunday 25th August I was walking my dogs prior to a family fun day taking place in the Park. I’ve no problem with that, it’s good to see families having fun. As I walked in through the gate at the North Road entrance to the park, my dogs and I were startled by a female driver who was driving into the park. I challenged her and told her that there were many dog owners and children about and that she should not be driving into a public park. She stated that she had permission from the council which I think was a downright lie. She was in a very small car and ignoring me she proceeded to drive towards the entrance at the Marine Highway. She had very little to get from her car for the family fun day and indeed she could have walked quite easily from the gate to where she was going. What a lazy individual and someone who took advantage of our council.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Steveodo wrote a review Sep 2018
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom5,909 contributions1,498 helpful votes
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Even as you approach the gate there's a blaze of crimson Virginia creeper on someone's roof. Its September, and at the entrance leaves on the ground dance in the breeze. Over the next few weeks the trees inside will slowly turn to gold and each visit will be a revelation of colour.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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