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Balloo Wetland

A haven for water-loving wildlife and people, tucked away in the industrial heart of Bangor.

Balloo Wetland Nature Reserve is a brand-new nature reserve established in partnership with North Down Borough Council on a former area of wet wasteland.

The reserve has several distinct habitats, including woodland, scrub, grassland, pond and reedbeeds which provide a sanctuary for a range of plants, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, newts and frogs. We are delighted to have discovered recent evidence of otter activity on the site.

With its network of paths and boardwalks, as well as a picnic area and information panels, the nature reserve provides easy access for all types of visitors. 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Wetland, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Balloo Woodland
0 miles - Ulster Wildlife
Inishargy Bog
12 miles - Ulster Wildlife
Bog Meadows
13 miles - Ulster Wildlife

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Reserve information

Location
Innotec Drive, Balloo Road
Bangor
Down
BT19 7PG
Map reference
NW638333
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Opening Times
Open at all times.
Facilities
Picnic facilities
Size
6.00 hectares
Access
Yes

Open to general public
Walking information
Wheelchair access around the site, including a large section of boardwalk.
Parking
Balloo Wetland car park
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Ulster Wildlife
Tel: 028 9045 4094
naturereserves@ulsterwildlife.org