Sunday, 25 September 2011

Connswater area Ramble - Belfast

Another interesting day out with the ramblers - we started at Victoria Park, Sydenham

A park with swings, flowerbeds, grassy areas, a lovely lake with ducks, geese and swans and a very pleasant place to wander aound.

We rambled through parts of East Belfast, had a lovely light lunch in Espresso East cafe on the Newtownards Road and then wandered onto Orangefield Park - I didn't know this park existed but I'll definitely be back but on a dry day !  No photos because it was very wet at that time.

Our guide, Sean, took us to see a tiny bridge,
 it's over 400 years old, amazing place, just behind the Beersbridge Road, (I think!) we were lucky to see a heron there too - you can just see its long neck to the right of the photo.  Sean told us Belfast Council is planning to fix up the surrounding area to promote its location, they'll provide seating area etc - it's a little piece of unknown history in the heart of East Belfast.

Weather was fairly good at the beginning of the ramble but we had some rain in the afternoon, I took this photo through the car windscreen at the end of the day.

What did you do today?

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