This historic park which has become surrounded by modern infrastructure but remains an oasis for wildlife.
Point of interest:Wading birds, shipyard cranes, lake
Nearest town:Holywood Arches, Belfast
OS map:Sheet 15 + Belfast Street Finder
Terrain:Mainly flat surfaced paths
Route:There are two possible circuits of the park, an inner and outer loop around the lake.
The outer loop path begins at the car park alongside the lake. As you face the lake, follow the path to the right.
Continue along the path past the bowling green, a small rose garden, the children’s playground and a BMX track. Follow this path round to your left.
Further on the path runs along an embankment between the lake and Connswater River. Across the river are the Short’s aircraft factories, which in turn are overshadowed by Samson and Goliath. Continue round the lake to the starting point.
To walk the inner loop, return to the car park, cross the footbridge over the lake and turn right. The mown path meanders through the trees, again following the line of the lake.
Facilities:Toilets on site, refreshments available locally
Accessible toilet facilities:Yes
Accessible terrain:Flat tarmac paths
Publication:A Walk in the Park which includes a page on Victoria Park.
Contact Belfast City Council Parks + Open Spaces Dept: tel 028 9032 0202 ext 6653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Alternatively, available to download on this page.
Getting to the start by public transport:Signposted from Holywood Road and Connsbrook Avenue, East Belfast. Car parking in the park through the underpass. Metro Services: 3, Inverary Avenue.