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Crawfordsburn Country Park features in Top 10 Best Forest Parks in NI

Looking at Crawfordsburn beach through the trees

Date: Wednesday 7 April

Copyright -Top 10 best forest parks in Northern Ireland, Ireland Before You Die, by Siân McQuillan: Full article can be found at Ireland Before You Die website

With so much to see and explore, forest parks are a feast for the imagination and a haven for adventurers of all ages.

From exploring forest trails to discovering hidden lakes and historic ruins, forest parks are a feast for the imagination, so here are the ten best forest parks in Northern Ireland.

Rich woodlands are dotted all over the Northern Irish countryside, so no matter where in the country you are, you are sure to find a fairytale forest park close by.

From parks situated in the foothills of the country’s most famous mountains to stunning lakeside walks, here are the ten best forest parks in Northern Ireland.

At number 7 -  Crawfordsburn Country Park – a beachside woodland

Crawfordsburn Country Park is one of the best forest parks in Northern Ireland.

Not far from Belfast city is Crawfordsburn Country Park, which sits behind the stunning Helen’s Bay beach overlooking Belfast Lough.

This urban escape is home to an enchanting waterfall, plenty of streams, and an array of flora and fauna. With plenty of picnic benches, this is a great place for a BBQ or a picnic.

Address: 32 Bridge Rd S, Helen’s Bay, Bangor BT19 1JT