5.79 ha (14.31 acres)

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Glas means green in Gaelic. The Glasswater River runs near to 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 up in 2000 with much help from the local community. A pond was created incorporating two wet areas in 2002 to encourage a greater biodiversity within the site. A small car park exists at the north west corner leading off the Glasswater Road.


  • Parking at site
  • Public access
  • Broadleaved woodland


Please note, site work to upgrade both the overflow and main car park is currently taking place at Glasswater Wood until the middle of June. Work areas will be cordoned off, woods will remain open, and parking will only be available in the overflow car park during this period. Please pay attention to signage.



Glasswater Wood Management Plan

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