Quality Walk

Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park, Woodland Trail

Enjoy over 128 acres of meadows, woodland and gardens on a range of scenic walking trails throughout this historic park. The City of Belfast International Rose Garden is a must see and the children’s playground will tick all the right boxes for younger visitors. Refreshments are available from Stables Coffee Shop beside the lower car park where you can replenish all that spent energy.




1.93 miles

OS Map

Sheet 15 + Belfast Street Finder

Nearest Town

Upper Malone, Belfast

Route Shape


Route Type

Parkland & Grassland


Surfaced and grass paths

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Azalea Walk, fountain, walled garden, Wilmont House, rose garden

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

The woodland trail leaves the lower car park and follows the main drive with the children’s playground on your left before veering right to follow the park perimeter towards the upper car park. Take care when crossing over the vehicle entrance to the upper car park and continue towards the gate lodge where you will re-join with the Meadow Trail. Enjoy the flora and fauna on offer through these magnificent meadows before turning right into more dense woodland after the concrete bridge at waymarker 15. This section of woodland trail includes some steep climbs and descents however also offers splendid views over the entire park. Terrain: This trail is all compacted gravel some of which is slightly muddy underfoot.

These trails are situated in a woodland environment and may be subject to temporary diversion and closures. In such circumstances, please ensure that all safety signage is complied with. Please keep your dog under control at all times, be considerate of other trail users and always follow the principles of ‘Leave No Trace’.


Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Entrances signposted off the Upper Malone Road. Use lower car park.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible)
Disabled toilets with RADAR key
Disabled parking


Toilets on site, refreshments available from Coffee Shop.

Walk Location
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