Loop River and Cregagh Glen


There are limited facilities along this section with no public toilets or designated car parking locations.  Some on street parking is available on the Cregagh Road or Montgomery Road.

Cregagh Glen is not wheelchair accessessible as the terrain is steep and made up mostly of uneven gravel and dirt paths. There are handrails for some sections.

Play parks and pitches

Daddy Winkers Play Park and a new MUGA are situated in at Loop River Park accessible via Loopland Road or Ladas Park.  Football pitches can be found in the Cregagh Estate, near the Cregagh Post Office and shops.


There are a few options for refreshments on around this section including; Lazy Claire for a coffee and sweet treat or General Merchants for something hot to eat.

Getting there

Loop River Park can be accessed via

  1. The Connswater Community Greenway off the Castlereagh Road
  2. Loopland Road or Ladas Park

Much of this section runs along the Cregagh Road

If you are travelling by bus from Belfast city centre, take Metro no.6A and get off on the Cregagh Road.

Things to see and do

There is lots to see and do along this stretch of the Greenway.

Why not take a tour of the childhood home of football legend George Best and visit the George Best House which has recently been refurbished to look as it did when he grew up there.  Or drop in to the Museum of Orange Heritage on the Cregagh Road before heading for a walk up the Cregagh Glen and Lisnabreeny.

This wooded glen is all that remains of a forest that once covered 1000 acres. There are several waterfalls on the river, and the glen contains some mature mixed woodland of sycamore, beech, Scots pine and ash. As well as bluebells and waterfalls there are heritage sites such as Lisnabreeny Rath and the former American Military Cemetery.

Check out Walk NI for more information about walking at Cregagh Glen.