5.79 ha (14.31 acres)

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Glas means green in Gaelic. The Glasswater River runs near this site which was once part of the Great Wood of the Dufferin that ran from Downpatrick to Bangor. The three fields that make up this wood were planted in 2000 with much help from the local community. 

In 2020 the woodland was extended by approximately 5 hectares (12.4 acres) acquiring neighbouring land consisting of ancient woodland where new walking trails and a pond were installed. In 2021 the wood was extended by another 3 hectares (7.4 acres) stretching the site to the neigbouring fields across the Glasswater Road.

The recent developments in 2022 included upgrading and installing new walking trails and the provision of a new extended car park located off Glasswater Road.


  • Parking at site
  • Public access
  • Broadleaved woodland


Glasswater Wood Management Plan

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