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Balloo Woodland

A secluded woodland providing a quiet oasis for wildlife and people in the industrial heart of Bangor.

Balloo Woodland Nature Reserve offers a secluded stroll through semi-ancient woodland. The woodland is the last remnant of the gardens of Balloo House - home of the Steele-Nicholson family from the early 1700s - and is managed in partnership with North Down Borough Council.

The reserve is full of mature trees - with some oaks thought to be over 300 years old - whihc in turn support a range of woodland flowers, birds and insects. There is also a small pond and a network of paths.        

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

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

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Reserve information

Location
Balloo Crescent
Bangor
Down
BT19 7WP
Map reference
NW630336
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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
A network of paths.
Parking
Limited parking behind the Recycling Centre
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Ulster Wildlife
Tel: 028 9045 4094