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Lagan Valley AONB – County Down

Event will take place in Northern Ireland.

Our first event in Northern Ireland takes us to a peaceful haven in the Lagan Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), within the boundary of Greater Belfast.

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Event accessibility

Carry a light and join us at this easily accessible gathering. This is not a hiking location.

We will help to make it possible for people with access needs to take part wherever possible. Please let us know your access needs when you sign up to take part.

Some sites are more accessible than others – this site is accessible for all, including appropriate matting on the lower levels for wheelchair users.


Lagan Valley Regional Park volunteers collecting acorns from veteran oak at Moreland’s meadow.

About Lagan Valley AONB

Focused on the course of the River Lagan, this AONB is within easy access by the large population of the Belfast Urban Area.

Most of the AONB now lies within the Lagan Valley Regional Park which was designated in 1967. The riverbank scenery, meadows, woods and the pleasant pastoral land of the Lagan valley make this a peaceful haven. The area has a rich heritage, not only through its impressive monuments such as the Giant’s Ring, its early Christian raths and the remnants of fine estates, but also its important industrial archaeology related to linen production, the old Lagan Canal and its towpath.

Held at places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, looked after by National Trust