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Monkstown Wood

A Woodland Trust wood

Monkstown Wood

8.9 ha (21.99 acres)
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OS Landranger 15
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Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • New wood – less than 10 years old
  • Information on site
  • Good views
  • Well worth a visit
  • Autumn colour
  • Free car parking at site

Monkstown Wood was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 2007 and provides a calm, green haven in a busy urban area in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland. 

Thanks to funding from Biffa Award and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, this little gem is undergoing a facelift. New and improved access, pathways and way-markers will lead you through this quiet corner of nature. As you wander, look out for four life-like oak sculptures and take in the beauty of the neighbouring river – the stunning Three Mile Water.