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Diamond Jubilee Wood

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A lovely walk

The name is a little misleading at this stage as the wood is very young and planted within the last... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Crooksi
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Lovely place

Great spot to take your dog for a walk, lovely & peaceful. There's an exercise station & picnic... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Orla_9
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Belfast, NI
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The name is a little misleading at this stage as the wood is very young and planted within the last few years. However, don't let that stop you from going. It is a safe country walk perfect for my toddler and I. The wood offers...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Great walk starting at Bentra Car Park, venue includes 60,000 trees including a fruit tree orchard, a 2km of path network, a 1000sqm pond, a Commonwealth Tree Avenue planted with copper beech; wildflower meadows, picnic area and a sculpture designed by artist Kevin Killen and...More

2  Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Went here because we had heard that there were frogs spawning in the small pond out here. To our disappointment it was all over, so it`s just for a couple of days that they do this.! ? On a very blowy day it was still...More

1  Thank Hanni_LR43
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Went for something specific: to see spawning frogs. The wood did not disappoint, I saw several of the amorous amphibians. In different seasons this place provides different natural wonders. Warning: this was a sunny February day, but I knew to come in Wellington boots. There...More

2  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Great spot to take your dog for a walk, lovely & peaceful. There's an exercise station & picnic tables, also a small pond with a bridge over it.

2  Thank Orla_9
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Very infant woodland, I can excuse that but to call a dirty bit of water with drainage pipes exposed, a pond is a bit of a far stretch. I am sure in a few years it will look fantastic. What I feel spoilt the woods...More

1  Thank Yarnac
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This very immature woodland, provides the location for a pleasant circular walk stroll. Go regularly and watch the tiny saplings grow and the ground flora change over the seasons. Easy paths to follow and quite flat.

3  Thank elb288
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I was out here again for the rededication of the site as a World War I memorial site. The wood, plus Bentra Municipal Golf Course are now protected from development for 999 years on account that there was an aerodrome here in the Great War....More

1  Thank Steveodo
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I was eager to get back again to the Diamond Jubilee Wood after the people at Lighthouse Yarns, plus Cathy Scott and so many other volunteers had filled it up with wonderful new woolen artworks. They do this each year, and it is a fabulous...More

2  Thank Hanni_LR43
Reviewed 6 December 2015

I had a walk in the Jubilee wood in the autumn, it is a lovely, peaceful place. I never thought it would be something for me. It is free to visit. I am very impressed with it. Lots of work has gone into planting the...More

3  Thank Hanni_LR43
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