Wild Places to Visit Northern Ireland – Belshaw’s Quarry

We recently took a little trip to Belshaw’s Quarry, located just outside Lisburn, to enjoy a wander around the nature reserve to check-out the nature-inspired sculptures dotted along the trail.

It was our first time there and as we drove along the country lane to the carpark we couldn’t believe the gorgeous views across the countryside which reached all the way to the snow-capped Mourne Mountains in the distance.

The walk around the quarry-turned-nature-reserve isn’t long so it’s perfectly suited for little legs or those wanting only a little dander that isn’t too strenuous. The thought-provoking sculptures are fascinating and me and my three boys enjoyed reading their descriptions and chatting about them as we meandered around this hidden little gem of a place.

Well worth a visit on a nice afternoon!

Getting there: Benson’s Road, Lisburn, BT28 3UU

Remember: If the carpark is full, don’t park on roadsides as this is busy farmland and you could block farmers’ access. Simply, return another time. Also, respect the Leave No Trace policy and use bins provided or take your rubbish home with you – ‘Love this place, Leave no trace’.

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