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Cregagh Glen

Manse Road, Carryduff, Belfast, BT8 6SA

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  • Cregagh Glen leads into the Castlereagh hills. It can be walked as a linear route, which returns by way of the same path. It can be walked in either direction, parking in local streets at the Knockbreda Road end, or in the National Trust car park on Lisnabreeny Road. Those access points are covered in this guide along with the one in Manse Road.
  • Part of the route is through a wooded glen. At the top of the glen Manse Road can be crossed via a walkway which leads into the grounds of Lisnabreeny House. Lisnabreeny House was once the home of poet Nesca Robb, briefly a youth hostel and army headquarters before restoration as part of Lagan College. At the Lisnabreeny Road end is the Rath at the top of the hills which is close to the car park.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.


  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Botanic.

Parking (National Trust Car Park - Lisnabreeny Road)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Lisnabreeny Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are loose chippings.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Parking - Knockbreda Road and Manse Road

  • It is possible to park in local streets at the Knockbreda Road end of the glen and along the Manse Road in the mid section of the glen, but there are no marked bays.

Access Point - National Trust Car Park

  • There is a gated access point in the National Trust car park off Lisnabreeny Road.
  • The gate opens away from you (push) and is light.
  • The width of the gate opening is 120cm (3ft 9in).
  • The path beyond the gate has a loose chipping surface to start with but has a grass / muddy surface thereafter, as you head further into the glen.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes along the path.

Access Point - Manse Road

  • There is a gated access point on Manse Road.
  • The gate opens away from you (push) and is light.
  • The width of the gate opening is 112cm (3ft 7).
  • There is a moderate slope on the pavement in front of the gate and also on the path immediately beyond it.

Access Point - Knockbreda Road

  • There is an open access point to the glen from off the Upper Knockbreda Road.
  • The width of the opening is 250cm (8ft).
  • There is an easy slope on the approach to this access point.
  • Paths beyond the access point have a loose chipping surface and some easy to moderate slopes.

Access Information

  • At certain points along the glen you can choose to follow the main path or follow the smaller path along the Glen River itself.
  • There easy, moderate and steep slopes on the paths and walkways.
  • There are also some stepped sections and stiles on some of the paths.
  • The paths have gravel and earth surfaces and can be muddy in places.
  • Bench seating is available.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)