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 cycle 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.
Public roads: Off Public Road
Getting to the start:
Access just off route 99 signposted from Holywood Arches along Connswater walkway.
metro services 3, Inverary Avenue
Signposted from Holywood Road and Connsbrook Ave, East Belfast. Car parking in the park via the underpass.
Traffic: Traffic free route
Terrain:Surfaced paths with the option of grass paths
Point of interest:Connswater River - the tributaries of which rise in the Castlereagh and Holywood Hills and meet to form the Connswater River running through east Belfast. The lower part of the river is a tidal estuary which supports rich birdlife.
Samson & Goliath, famous twin cranes of the Harland & Wolff shipyard.
Facilities:Toilets on site, refreshments available locally
Accessibility information:Disabled parking on site.
Route on flad surfaced & grass paths.
Accessible toilet facilities:Yes
Publication:A Walk In The Park, Belfast City Council
Publication availability:Belfast City Council, Parks Department, 02890320202 x6653