Musgrave Park Walk - Belfast

A short route through an urban park with beautiful floral displays. Highway to Health walk.

Technical sheet No. 30979829

A Belfast walk posted on 21/02/23 by Walk NI. Last update : 16/03/23
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h35[?]
Distance Distance : 1.14 mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 30 ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 30 ft
Highest point Highest point : 56 ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 26 ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Belfast
Starting point Starting point : N 54.566869° / W 5.974771°
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Musgrave Park


Start : Musgrave Park, Finaghy, Belfast (BT9 7HZ)

(D/A) From the Highway to Health map board continue along the path into the park, right (North-East). After 150 m or so, when you see a car park in front of you, keep following the main paved path to your left (North-West) along the side of the bowling greens.

(1) At the next junction, keep left (North-West), this path will lead you to a round flower bed with a standing stone feature in the centre. Take the path on your left. Soon you will pass the one kilometre marker post. Continue round the lower part of the park – the path sweeps round to another car park on your left where you ignore the turn and keep walking around the park, then go past another entrance gate at Stockman’s lane.

(2) Go straight on at this junction and follow a smaller meandering path through the trees and spring bulb displays. Take a left turn, pass the back of the bowling pavilion on your left-hand side this time, and it will lead you back onto the main path leading to the hospital grounds at waypoint (1)

''However, taking another left turn at the black gates to the front of the bowling green makes for an interesting diversion to Grovelands. Once you have explored Grovelands, retrace your steps."

Otherwise, walk back to the car park retracing your step. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 56 ft - Highway to Health map board
1 : mi 0.21 - alt. 52 ft - Junction
2 : mi 0.72 - alt. 33 ft - Stockman’s lane Gate
D/A : mi 1.14 - alt. 56 ft - Highway to Health map board

Useful Information

Start : Musgrave Park, Finaghy, Belfast (BT9 7HZ)

Parking : Musgrave Park, Finaghy, Belfast (BT9 7HZ)

Alternative start : This route begins at the park entrance from Musgrave Park Hospital, but you can start the walk at any point.

Terrain : Fairly flat tarmaced paths

Public Transport : Translink

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