An enchanting park and wooded glen leading onto the North Down Coastal Path
North Down, Ards and North Down, Coastal Path, Nature, Walks, Seaside, Trails, Picnic
Stricklands Glen in the residential area of Bangor West is an enchanting wooded glen which follows the Bryan's Burn, a bubbling stream which runs from Connor Park into Smelt Mill Bay.
It's shady tree lined walks take you along a series of ponds and waterfalls to one of the beautiful little coves which are dotted along the North Down Coastal Path. Follow this pathway towards Bangor and walk along the old Landing Stage at the bottom of Brompton Road.
The walls and turrets overlooking the jetty are the perimeter of Seacourt, former mansion of a Belfast Industrialist.
Please be aware that sections of the North Down Coastal Path follow private roads. Please respect the Highway Code when walking, cycling or running along these sections where residential traffic will have right of way. Northern Ireland has very few public rights of way and therefore in many areas walkers can only enjoy countryside walks because of the goodwill and tolerance of local landowners. In the interests of your own safety please be respectful when using the area for recreational purposes.