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Bog Meadows

An oasis for wildlife and people, in the heart of Belfast city.

Situated in West Belfast beside the M1 motorway, this Local Nature Reserve is an urban oasis composed of a mosaic of reedbeds, meadows, ponds, woodland, streams and hedgerows. There are over 3km of ‘access for all’ paths with interpretive signage. It is a wonderful resource for local communities to get outdoors and to learn about local wildlife.

During the summer months, look out for African visitors of the feathered variety, including sedge, willow and grasshopper-warblers, sand martins and swallows. During the autumn, a variety of waders are attracted to the ponds when water levels are low.  Winter is the best time to see the variety of ducks, geese and swans that overwinter here.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Wetland

Nearby nature reserves

Slievenacloy
4 miles - Ulster Wildlife
Balloo Wetland
13 miles - Ulster Wildlife
Balloo Woodland
13 miles - Ulster Wildlife

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Reserve information

Location
Signposted off the A501 Falls Road in Belfast, between St. Louise's School and Milltown
Belfast
Antrim
Map reference
J312726
Best time to visit
Jun - Aug
Get directions
Find out here
Public transport
Plan your journey
Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
19.00 hectares
Access
Yes

Disabled access opportunities
Walking information
Network of formal paths
Parking
Car parking beside the reserve
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Ulster Wildlife
Tel: 028 9045 4094
naturereserves@ulsterwildlife.org