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Balloo Woodland Nature Reserve

Balloo Crescent, Bangor, Co. Down, BT19 7WP


About this venue

Perfect for a family stroll while looking at the local flora and fauna, Balloo Wetland Nature Reserve has a range of wildlife and plant life. The wetland reserve has two large ponds, a picnic area, paths and information panels. It provides a home for a wide variety of wetland wildlife including many plant and bird species, butterflies, dragonflies, newts and frogs. The woodland is full of mature native trees and woodland plant life, with a small pond. Species to look out for include oak, speckled wood butterfly, goldfinch and foxglove.

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include The reserve is full of mature trees, with some oaks thought to be over 300 years old. In turn this supports a range of woodland flowers, birds and insects. There is also a small pond and a network of paths.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bangor.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Balloo Drive - Windmill Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Balloo Drive.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is a kissing gate entrance here. The entrance is 90cm wide, with a turning circle of 110cm x 110cm. The exit is also 90cm wide.

Outside Access (Balloo Avenue - Opposite Fyfes)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Balloo Avenue opposite Fyfes.
  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • This is a fixed fence opening, the measurements of the openings are 75cm, 85cm and 85cm.

Outside Access (Balloo Avenue Opposite Recycling Centre)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Balloo Avenue, opposite the recycling centre.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The width of the door opening is 67cm (2ft 2in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 67cm (2ft 2in).

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • Motorised scooters are not welcomed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Parks & Gardens)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located throughout the park.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have gravel surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are not any bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)